Report: NSA to provide ‘smoking gun’ evidence Barack Obama spied on Trump transition team
Earlier this week Devin Nunes made news when he claimed he was in possession of information which showed that the Trump transition team was indeed under surveillance. Unfortunately he made the stupid mistake of running to Donald Trump with this information before actually turning it over to the committee running the investigation–he has since apologized.
In addition to being a severe breech of protocol, this allowed the mainstream media and the Democrats to run a diversion campaign so they would not have to talk about what his information stated. One of the big things to come out of the information Devin Nunes has, or should I say, one of the things that should have been talked about was that the Trump transition team was spied on and it was not in relation to Russia–in fact the information collected had no foreign intelligence value whatsoever.
Despite Devin Nunes’s stated belief that this information was captured legally during foreign surveillance something still seemed off, and now there is a report out there that the National Security Agency has information that is being called a “potential smoking gun.”
Here is more:
Republican congressional investigators expect a potential “smoking gun” establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself, will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee this week, a source told Fox News.
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 wiretapped him in a series of now-infamous tweets posted on March 4.
But that is not the potential smoking gun, that is just a reaffirmation of what Devin Nunes said earlier this week–this is the smoking gun if it turns out to be true:
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.
That would certainly explain why the Democrats have latched on to this fake Russian hacking story so early and so firmly and have not let it go–it provided them with the cover they needed to damage a Trump Presidency before it even began if this report is true.
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