Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Nunes announces that he has seen reports of surveillance of the Trump transition team!

"The NSA is going to comply. I don't know yet whether the FBI is going to comply!" It happened during the Trump Transition (November, December, and January). Normal incidental collection, not criminal. Normal foreign surveillance. All I was able to see was reports on what was collected. There was no mention of Russia. Legally collected under FISA. Wdely disseminated. Information is coming in to us.I am alarmed by this.It reminds me of what happened about a year and a half ago with surveillance of members of Congress. I am going to the White House. They need to see it!
From Sundance at The Last Refuge:
The House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Devin Nunes, held a brief press conference (video also included below) at approximately 1:00pm EDT and stated he has been provided intelligence reports brought to him by unnamed sources include ‘significant information’ about President-Elect Trump and his transition team.

1.) …”On numerous occasions the [Obama] intelligence community incidentally collected information about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition.”

2.) “Details about U.S. persons associated with the incoming administration; details with little or no apparent foreign intelligence value were widely disseminated in intelligence community reporting.”

3.) “Third, I have confirmed that additional names of Trump transition members were unmasked.”

4.) “Fourth and finally, I want to be clear; none of this surveillance was related to Russia, or the investigation of Russian activities, or of the Trump team.

“The House Intelligence Committee will thoroughly investigate surveillance and its subsequent dissemination, to determine a few things here that I want to read off:”

“Who was aware of it?”
“Why it was not disclosed to congress?”
“Who requested and authorized the additional unmasking?”
“Whether anyone directed the intelligence community to focus on Trump associates?”
“And whether any laws, regulations or procedures were violated?”
“I have asked the Directors of the FBI, NSA and CIA to expeditiously comply with my March 15th letter -that you all received a couple of weeks ago- and to provide a full account of these surveillance activities.

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