The FBI is not cooperating with the 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.
During an explosive press conference outside the White House, 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.
Multiple Trump transition officials were “unmasked” by the intelligence community in what could be repeated violations of federal secrecy laws, the chairman of the House intelligence committee said Wednesday.
The information was all gathered legally, Rep. Devin Nunes said, but at some point multiple Trump officials’ names were attached to the information gathered by the intelligence community. That could be a violation of law, depending on the reasons for it.
He said the information appeared to have been scooped up in regular, legal intelligence gathering during November, December and January.
“I have seen intelligence reports that clearly show the president elect and his team were at least monitored and disseminated in what appears to be intelligence reporting channels,” the congressman said.
EDITOR'S NOTE: It wasn't incidental! I guess it was incidentally dessiminated, too! In this clip, Nunes says some of the surveillance appeared to be inappropriate!! >https://grabien.com/file.php?id=177567
House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes said Wednesday that sources have revealed to him that the intelligence community "incidentally collected" information on President Donald Trump's transition team unrelated to any investigation of Russian-meddling in the 2016 election during November, December, and January.
As far as infamous National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is concerned, the FBI has not presented any “real evidence” Russia directly interfered with the 2016 presidential election with the alleged intent of propping up President Donald Trump.
Speaking at a technology conference in Hanover, Germany, through a live video feed, Snowden, who’s been exiled in Russia for almost four years since he revealed the NSA’s massive domestic and international spying efforts on Americans and others, stated that while some “private vendors” have perhaps found evidence the FBI had yet to officially link President Vladimir Putin and Russia’s intelligence arms to hacking efforts.
For almost four years, a cottage industry of media conspiracists has devoted itself to accusing Edward Snowden of being a spy for either Russia and/or China at the time he took and then leaked documents from the National Security Agency. There has never been any evidence presented to substantiate this accusation.
In lieu of evidence, the propagators of this accusation have relied upon the defining tactic of tawdry conspiracists everywhere: relentless repetition of rumor and innuendo based on alleged inconsistencies until it spreads far enough through the media ecosystem to take on the appearance of being credible.