BREAKING: Bombshell Report VINDICATES Trump and Nuñes
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nuñes (R-CA) now knows who is responsible for disclosing the names of private individuals who worked on the Trump campaign.
According to Intelligence and House sources,
The U.S. intelligence official who “unmasked,” or exposed, the names of multiple private citizens affiliated with the Trump team is someone “very well known, very high up, very senior in the intelligence world.”
And this person is not with the FBI.
Most of the time, private citizens are only “unmasked,” or named in an intelligence report if they are a crime suspect, in danger, or must be named to explain context. That’s not what happened here.
A congressional source close to the investigation told Fox News:
“The main issue in this case, is not only the unmasking of these names of private citizens, but the spreading of these names for political purposes that have nothing to do with national security or an investigation into Russia’s interference in the U.S. election.”
Nuñes’ focus is on the unmasking of Americans whose communications were caught up in surveillance under the Obama administration. But Democrats are desperate for Nuñes to back off of their own.
It was in January that Nuñes first learned about the unmasking controversy. At that time, two sources in the intelligence community approached him. They named the person responsible to Nuñes, along with at least one Trump team name that was inappropriately unmasked. They also gave Nuñes reference numbers for documented proof of the unmasking. But, intelligence agencies stonewalled the House Intel chair when he asked to see the reports in question. The D.C. swamp is hard at work, protecting Obama’s legacy of power plays.
Long before Trump’s March 4 tweets claiming Obama “wiretapped” Trump Tower during the 2016 election, Nuñes knew that proof of this overreach existed.
When Nuñes finally got access to the documents, the only safe place to view them without compromising the sources’ identities was the old executive office building on White House grounds
This building contains a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) required to view classified or top secret reports.
The White House did not tell Nuñes about the existence of the intelligence reports, but did help him gain access to the documents at his request, the source said.
The March 2 revelation by former Obama official Evelyn Farkas, that Obama staffers tried to gather material on Trump team contacts with Russia, emboldened Trump to ask Nuñes to keep digging.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Friday her comments and other reports raise “serious” concerns about whether there was an “organized and widespread effort by the Obama administration to use and leak highly sensitive intelligence information for political purposes.”
More damning is the fact that citizens affiliated with Trump’s team who were unmasked were not, I repeat NOT associated with any intelligence about Russia or other foreign intelligence.
This is a despicable political power play by Obama to ensure either the ascendancy of Hillary to the White House, or the total interference of an incoming president’s administration.
The initial, seemingly illegal unmasking led to other surveillance, causing other private citizens being wrongly unmasked as well.
“Unmasking is not unprecedented, but unmasking for political purposes … specifically of Trump transition team members … is highly suspect and questionable,” an intelligence source told Fox News. “Opposition by some in the intelligence agencies who were very connected to the Obama and Clinton teams was strong. After Trump was elected, they decided they were going to ruin his presidency by picking them off one by one.”
Nuñes gave a press conference on March 22 to disclose:
“The U.S. intelligence community “incidentally collected” information on Trump’s transition team, putting the information and names into various intelligence reports. His committee had been investigating whether Russia interfered in the U.S. election as well as how names of private citizens from these reports were leaked.”
House Intelligence committee member Adam Schiff (D-CA) criticized Nuñes for his handling of the investigation. Schiff claimed Nuñes should not brief Trump. However, Nuñes was fine to do so because the information did not relate to Russia.
Today, minority members on the House Intelligence Committee are expected to view the same reports Nuñes has seen.