By Rebecca Savransky - 03-19-17 09:57 AM EDT
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) on Sunday said he's seen no evidence of collusion between President Trump's campaign and Russia.
Nunes was asked during an interview on "Fox News Sunday" if he has seen any evidence of any collusion between "Trump world" and Russia to swing the 2016 presidential election.
"I'll give you a very simple answer: 'No,' " Nunes said.
"Up to speed on everything I have up to this morning. No evidence of collusion."
Nunes was also asked whether he thinks there are elements inside the intelligence community or FBI leaking information to undercut the Trump presidency.
"It's pretty clear that that's happening," he said.
"There's even been stories written about it in numerous newspapers talking about how they said they left breadcrumbs around to hurt the Trump administration."
When pressed again on whether he believes there are people inside these intelligence community leaking information, Nunes said he doesn't "think so anymore."
"I think it was largely people maybe who were there, had classified information, who are now no longer there and decided to leak it," he said.
"Clearly to leak Michael Flynn's name talking to the Russian ambassador," Nunes said. "That was clearly designed to hurt Gen. Flynn and the president's national security adviser."