Since releasing his statement of proof to the President, Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has been getting quite the attention.
With the information released by Nunes, congressional investigators are confident (or hoping) in a “smoking gun” that proves that the Obama administration spied on Trump’s transition team which could very well include Trump himself, who at the time was president-elect. The “smoking gun” will most likely be revealed at the House Intelligence Committee this week.
Nunes reported that classified information of the Trump team could have been “accidentally” collected during a routine and legal surveillance of foreign targets meeting with Americans. His evidence, along with more from Capitol Hill sources will soon release the nail in the coffin to Obama’s alleged spying. Within just a few days, there will be little to no doubt that Obama did indeed use legal spying to secretly spy on the President-elect.
Fox News reports the one thing that has to be proven in order to put this accusation to rest:
“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.”
While the House Intelligence Committee has asked the FBI to hand over documents, they have yet to do so, but luckily the National Security Agency (NSA) has been a bit friendlier. According to Fox News, the NSA will be releasing documents by Friday. Any evidence the NSA releases will be more than what Nunes provided to his statement to the White House.
A public hearing was scheduled for Tuesday however, in light of all the new details Nunes has canceled the hearing. Nunes stated one hearing may be held behind closed doors because of the sensitivity of the information. However, Adam Schiff who has now seen the information slammed Nunes saying that the hearings should be held publically. According to reports the Intelligence Committee will be reviewing the information over the weekend and go to work next week.
Stay tuned for more updates on this story it is sure to develop throughout next week.
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