He said none of the reports he had read mentioned Russia or Russians and he was unsure whether the surveillance occurred at Trump Tower -- as President Trump has suggested.
Nunes also was unsure if then President-elect Trump was captured by the surveillance, which occurred in November, December and January.
If accurate, this information should have been shared with members of the committee, but it has not been.
The Chairman also shared this information with the White House before providing it to the committee, another profound irregularity, given that the matter is currently under investigation.
Nunes said the surveillance collection was "legally collected foreign intelligence under FISA incidental collection." But Nunes said he was "alarmed" the intelligence "ended up in reporting channels and was widely disseminated." He said he didn't know what foreign intelligence value the surveillance had "and why people would need to know that about President-elect Trump and his transition team." Nunes did not identify which foreign targets were under surveillance.