Representative Chris Stewart stands by house intel chair

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Salt Lake City, Utah- (ABC4 Utah) – Utah Representative Chris Stewart is standing by the republican leader of the House Intelligence Committee.

Chair Devin Nunes has come under fire for personally meeting with sources, and then briefing President Trump.

Democratic Chair Adam Schiff talked about it on CNN’s State of the Union.

“I don’t agree with the chairman’s characterization, which is exactly why you don’t share documents with just one person or even two people. They need to be shared with both full committees,” said Schiff, (D) California.

Stewart sits on that committee, he disagrees with Schiff.

He says a whistle blower came to Nunes in confidence, and both acted appropriately.

“It was unrelated to the Russian investigation, this was information that had nothing to do at all with that, and it was information that any president would need to know,” said Stewart, (R) Utah.

Even some republicans have been critical of Nunes, but he has Stewart’s complete confidence.

He says Nunes met the whistle blower in a secure location to protect the information.

“The things the chairman has done have been painted in a very unfair, a very inaccurate light. I absolutely support him,” said Stewart.

Stewart says new information comes in every week as the committee tries to get to the bottom of the investigation.

He hopes it will become less political moving forward.

Stewart says he has still yet to see any evidence tying President Trump to Russia, Schiff has said the same thing.

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