Members of the intelligence community collected "incidental" communications of the Trump transition team during legal surveillance operations of foreign targets, a top Republican lawmaker said Wednesday afternoon.The slow rollback begins, but they'll never admit that Trump was right.
House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said this produced "dozens" of reports which eventually unmasked several individuals’ identities and were "widely disseminated."
He said none of the reports he had read mentioned Russia or Russians and he was unsure whether the surveillance occurred at Trump Tower -- as President Trump has suggested. Nunes also was unsure if then President-elect Trump was captured by the surveillance, which occurred in November, December and January.
“I recently confirmed on numerous occasions the intelligence community incidentally collected intelligence,” Nunes said.
The revelations could at least partially back up some allegations made by Trump earlier this month, in which he tweeted that former President Barack Obama had "wiretapped" him, though top lawmakers have sharply disputed those claims.
Nunes said he told House Speaker Paul Ryan earlier Wednesday and was set to tell Trump and the White House later in the afternoon.
"There’s a lot of questions that need to get asked," White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said.
The left is gonna be deflated when the truth comes out. Maxine Waters is talking about Trump being impeached over espionage but the reality is stark. The news media led the public by the nose and the liberals/sheeple bit like sharks at a feeding frenzy.
UPDATE! This is huge! The House Majority Leader and the House Intel Chairman are going to brief the President. New reports are that this was done legally but where does this lead? Why would the House Majority Leader and House Intel Chairman go to the White House personally? Why aren't we hearing ANY pushback from the Dems on the Committee? Last but not least, why would the FBI Director and NSA Chief lie during testimony????
We're looking at a conspiracy folks. Call me tinfoil hattish if you like but these moves indicate a bit of drama ahead.
UPDATE 2! READ THE FUCKING ARTICLE! I'm really getting tired of all you liberals, democrats and idiots debating things that aren't even on the table!
A. The House Intel Chairman said that the capture of conversations HAD NOTHING to do with the Russians.
B. Despite it having NOTHING to do with the Russians, the names of people involved were unmasked.
C. The Chairman also said that these documents were floating around Washington.
D. This is obviously a concerted campaign by the INTEL COMMUNITY (read that to mean the deep state) to discredit the Trump admin.
E. Why is this so freaking hard to understand! READ THE ARTICLE!
F. Don't think for a minute you can tell me what rates or doesn't rate ALL CAPS!