Chief Washington correspondent for Fox News, James Rosen, has sources who say the NSA will present documents, including possible smoking gun evidence, of Obama administration spying on the Trump transition team and possibly President-elect Trump himself.
“Smoking gun” evidence establishing that that Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team and possibly on then-President-elect Trump is expected to be presented to the House Intelligence Committee this week though it will also take up to a week to analyze and report on it.
It’s possible that Obama’s January order was to provide cover for the surveillance.
Multiple sources presented Chairman Devin Nunes with reports of the communications which he described in vague terms on Wednesday but which he said were of communications between foreign representatives and Americans. The Americans involved in the communications were unmasked for what appears to be no intelligence value. They had nothing to do with Russia.
It appears to be evidence that the Obama administration spied on the Trump team. The information was disseminated far and wide.
The unmasking leaves no plausible purpose except to hurt the incoming Trump administration.
Fox News Washington correspondent James Rosen wrote last evening that the sources say it leaves no doubt the Obama administration in its waning days used the cover of legitimate surveillance on foreign targets to spy on President-elect Trump.
The FBI has not been responsive to the House Intelligence Committee’s request for documents – no surprises there – but the NSA by Friday is expected to produce documents – more intelligence than Nunes has seen – including a smoking gun establishing the spying.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo is also sympathetic to the effort according to Rosen’s sources. Also today, Nunes said the Committee will ask FBI Director Comey NSA Director Admiral Rogers to appear in closed session next week.
This is a big story but the media is not covering it fairly. What we are hearing is Nunes should step down, he didn’t reveal it in the proper way, and Trump lied when he said he was “wiretapped”.