Two White House officials helped give Nunes intelligence reports: New York Times

House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Devin Nunes leaves the House floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, US on March 29, 2017.
House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Devin Nunes leaves the House floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, US on March 29, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (REUTERS)- Two White House officials played a role in providing House of Representatives Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes with documents showing President Donald Trump and his associates were swept up in surveillance by US intelligence agencies, the New York Times reported on Thursday (March 30).

Citing unnamed US officials, the Times identified the White House officials as "Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the senior director for intelligence at the National Security Council, and Michael Ellis, a lawyer who works on national security issues at the White House Counsel's Office."