According to Fox news, there is a Potential ‘smoking gun’ showing Obama administration spied on Trump team, source says. Congressional investigators state that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the Trump himself while he was the President elect. And evidence to this will be produced to the Intelligence Committee this week.
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.
In an email to supporters on today, the NRCC wrote that Obama was accused of surveilling Trump, as well as members of his transition team, leading with the subject line, “Confirmed: Obama spied on Trump.”
“Former President Obama is accused of spying on Donald Trump in his final days in office,” reads the email, which described it as “disturbing news.”
“No other president has ever even been accused of spying on his successor.”
Nunes briefed Trump on the matter Wednesday afternoon, a move that drew the ire of intelligence panel Democrats, who said that the chairman did not discuss the information with the committee.
Nunes apologized to committee Democrats on Thursday for going to the White House with the information first. His decision to do so led Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the panel’s ranking member, to suggest Nunes appeared to be acting more as a member of Trump’s team than as the head of an independent investigatory arm of Congress.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo is also sympathetic to the effort to determine, with documentary evidence, the extent of any alleged Obama administration spying on the Trump team, sources said.
At a dramatic Wednesday news conference, Nunes claimed to have seen evidence that members of the Trump transition team, possibly including the president-elect, were subjected to “incidental surveillance” collection that Nunes characterized as legal but troubling.
“What I’ve read bothers me,” he told reporters, “and I think it should bother the president himself, and his team because I think some of it seems to be inappropriate.”
The most concerning part of the gathered information is that none of this surveillance was related to Russia or the investigation of Russian activities or of the Trump team. Also the following points:
1) Information was collected on the Trump team by Obama administration agencies.
2) This information had no reason to be shared in intelligence reports to Obama officials.
3) Obama officials may have flouted legally required attempts to minimize and mask personal identifying information.
4) This had nothing to do with Russia.