Now Nunes via a spokesperson has retracted everything he said in his press conference but less publicly than his original statement.
He reluctantly apologized to the Democrats on his committee, but he initially tried to avoid the issue entirely.
And now others on the committee are -- quite properly -- accusing Nunes of trying a cover up for Trump. Nunes is also taking a lot of heat for cancelling public Intel committee hearings on Tuesday, without providing a reason. He is being blamed, reasonably, that it was to protect Trump.
Stories have begun circulating that the source of the documents held by Nunes came from Trump. While not yet confirmed, it has the ringvof truth, given Trump's past behavior, including pretending to be his own PR guy.