Fox journalists Malia Zimmerman and Adam Housley reported on Friday that a United States intelligence official responsible for "unmasking" people working with Mr Trump was "very high up" in the spy community.
Nunes met with sources on White House grounds on the day before he announced to reporters striking news that he had seen new and disturbing information indicating intelligence officials under the Obama administration "unmasked" the names of Trump team members who were incidentally surveilled.
Co-host Steve Doocy, ignoring the unanimous conclusion of all 17 US intelligence agencies that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election with the intent to help Donald Trump and to harm Hillary Clinton, and ignoring the statement of FBI Director James Comey that the Bureau is investigating ties between Russian Federation and Trump team officials, told viewers there is "no evidence of the connection between Russian Federation and Trump".
The report cited sources which also indicated that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) knew of the existence of the information in January, but one or more intelligence agencies blocked him, and there were only two locations where he could view the information that he called "very troubling".
'We heard germs of it, that it was beginning to take root during Friday's show.
When asked about his unfounded claims that former President Barack Obama wiretapped him ahead of the election - an accusation that began in a tweet - Trump said, "Guess what, it is turning out to be true".
'Find the leakers, ' he added. Known Intel official is responsible.
The official is "very well known, very high up, very senior in the intelligence world", a source said.
Was the brother of John Podesta paid big money to get the sanctions on Russian Federation lifted? "Would be sad for U.S.", Trump tweeted.
"Such awesome reporting on unmasking and the crooked scheme against us by ['Fox and Friends, ']" Trump tweeted. Trump often praises the program and tweets about stories its hosts have recently discussed.