On Wednesday, House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes dropped the bombshell of all bombshells when he revealed that he had evidence that the Obama administration did have the Trump transition team under surveillance, and the NSA is about to blow the case wide open.
According to a report from James Rosen of Fox News, who knows a thing or two about Obama wiretapping his adversaries, a so-called “smoking gun” is going to be handed over to Nunes on Friday. Nunes had said that there was “incidental collection” of Team Trump’s communications, and apparently sources tell Rosen they’re going to be able to prove that the “incidental collection” was actually done intentionally to spy on the incoming administration.
Check it out:
Classified intelligence showing incidental collection of Trump team communications, purportedly seen by committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and described by him in vague terms at a bombshell Wednesday afternoon news conference, came from multiple sources, Capitol Hill sources told Fox News. The intelligence corroborated information about surveillance of the Trump team that was known to Nunes, sources said, even before President Trump accused his predecessor of having wiretappedhim in a series of now-infamous tweets posted on March 4.
The intelligence is said to leave no doubt the Obama administration, in its closing days, was using the cover of legitimate surveillance on foreign targets to spy on President-elect Trump, according to sources.
The key to that conclusion is the unmasking of selected U.S. persons whose names appeared in the intelligence, the sources said, adding that the paper trail leaves no other plausible purpose for the unmasking other than to damage the incoming Trump administration.
The FBI hasn’t been responsive to the House Intelligence Committee’s request for documents, but the National Security Agency is expected to produce documents to the committee by Friday. The NSA document production is expected to produce more intelligence than Nunes has so far seen or described – including what one source described as a potential “smoking gun” establishing the spying.
Rosen explained that it could take up to a week for congressional investigators and attorneys to analyze what’s in the documents. Nunes is going to have to match what he gets from the NSA to the mounds of evidence he’s been collecting over the past few weeks from multiple sources, then draw a conclusion based on what he sees.
This is getting serious, folks. If this pans out, this will be one of the biggest political scandals in our nation’s history, and will no doubt lead to jail time for the involved people, which could possibly include Obama himself, as Bob Woodward, who busted Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal, explained.
So grab your popcorn, because the next week or so is going to be interesting…very interesting.