Adam Schiff Views Intel Docs Shown to Devin Nunes Last Week
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 02, 2017,
Apr 02, 2017, 8:04
Nunes initially said he expected that information would be provided by the National Security Agency last Friday, but has consistently pushed that timeline back.
Even Flynn told NBC's "Meet the Press" that immunity was not a good look for a politician.
"So, first, I recently confirmed that on numerous occasions the intelligence community incidentally collected information about USA citizens involved in the Trump transition", Nunes said. Trump wrote on Friday morning.
Sean Spicer held the press briefing from the White House on Friday. Rubio said another attack traced to a computer in Russian Federation occurred as recently as Wednesday.
"Well, I was urging my former colleagues, and, and, frankly speaking, the people on the Hill, it was more actually aimed at telling the Hill people, get as much information as you can - get as much intelligence as you can - before President Obama leaves the administration", said Farkas, who's now a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.
Farkas was quoting a tweet that said her comments should not be used to push the unfounded wiretapping claims. "All this should be very concerning to people, that people serving in government, who are providing classified information, misused, mishandled, and potentially did some very, very bad things with classified information", he said. Congress needs to act quickly to get this probe in order, ask the tough questions and clear the air.
After seeing the documents, Schiff blasted the secrecy. Remember, according to Nunes, the relevant portions of the intel consisted of information "incidentally collected" about the president and his associates, and the main offense in his eyes was that their names were "unmasked", or had not been properly "minimized" in the reports. But after making a sudden visit to the White House last week, Nunes emerged with a claim that he suggested partially vindicated Trump's claim.
A number of current US officials have since identified the White House officials as Ezra Cohen-Watnick, a senior director for intelligence at the National Security Council, and Michael Ellis, an attorney who covers national security issues at the White House Counsel's office, The New York Times reported.
However, that appears to be false, The Times reported on Thursday. He told reporters last week that he had seen troubling information about the improper distribution of Trump associates' intercepted communications, and he briefed the president on the material, all before informing Rep. Adam Schiff, the committee's top Democrat. He was sacked after news reports revealed that he'd misled the White House about conversations he'd had with the Russian ambassador. "I've never seen behavior this weird on the part of the chairman".
If Cohen-Watnick is, indeed, one of those responsible for giving Nunes the information, it would further complicate the situation. Instead, the official said, Cohen was assembling materials out of concern that intelligence information on US persons was being shared too widely and that unmasking rules were being abused. He said "it was represented to me that these are precisely the same materials that were provided to the chairman over a week ago". "We're doing a very thorough job on this investigation".
"But people on the left misconstrued that as Trump wanting to be like Putin".
Fox News continued saying that citizens affiliated with Trump's team who were unmasked were not associated with any intelligence about Russian Federation or other foreign intelligence, sources confirmed. His approval ratings are the worst for any modern president at the same point in a first term. That, of course, is Russia's agenda - and it is the strangest and most suspicious aspect of his presidency. "Simple. #NoBlow", warned Trump, adding: "...
"Our support is going to be necessary for tax cuts and for the protection of free enterprise". I'm not ― it just doesn't ― so, I don't know why he would travel ― brief the speaker, then come down here to brief us on something that ― that we would've briefed him on.
"I would assume that as a reporter that actually is interested in the story, a senior Obama administration official that handled Russian Federation..."