(Below is a hodge podge of abstractions from various reporting.)
House of Representatives’ investigation into the NSA’s surveillance of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, the chairman of the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), said today that members of the Donald Trump transition team, possibly including Trump himself, were under surveillance during the Obama administration following November’s election.
Nunes told reporters that communications from the Trump team were picked up and disseminated within the government during the 2016 campaign. Nunes said sources within the intelligence community presented him with the information. He spoke to the press after briefing the administration.
“We don’t actually know yet officially what happened to General Flynn,” Nunes said of how communications from Gen. Flynn’s calls were leaked to the press. “We just know that his name leaked out but we don’t know how it was picked up yet. That was one of the things that we asked for in the March 15th letter, was for the NSA, CIA, and FBI to get us all the unmasking that was done.”
“And I’ll tell you, NSA is being cooperative,” Nunes continued, “but so far the FBI has not told us whether or not they’re going to respond to our March 15th letter, which is now a couple of weeks old.”
Nunes also reported that as of now, he “cannot rule out” President Obama ordering the surveillance.
And contrary to earlier media reports, Nunes clarified that the surveillance was not related to the FBI’s investigation into possible collusion with Russia. This surveillance, he emphasized to reporters, does not “have anything to do with Russia.”
Nunes just said there are “multiple FISA warrants out there” involving Trump.
Nunes said the surveillance appears to have been legal, incidental collection and that it does not appear to have been related to concerns over collusion with Russia.
- above emphasis added by me
Watch now over the next 72 hours the twisting MSM will do with this information and evidence. TPTB will be working hard to provide new story lines to “switch the channel” on the average citizen’s attention span to their MSM news diet.
Question for those not seeing the obvious. Why was the NSA and possibly other intelligence agencies collecting surveillance of the Trump transition team if it had nothing to do with Russia?