There’s always surveillance in a police state. Against everyone. Even a President-elect. It’s starting to come out:
House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes declared Wednesday that members of Donald Trump’s transition team, possibly including Trump himself, were under inadvertent surveillance following November’s presidential election.
The White House and Trump’s allies immediately seized on the statement as vindication of the president’s much-maligned claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower phones — even though Nunes himself said that’s not what his new information shows.
“I have seen intelligence reports that clearly show that the president-elect and his team were, I guess, at least monitored,” the California Republican told reporters. “It looks to me like it was all legally collected, but it was essentially a lot of information on the president-elect and his transition team and what they were doing.” He said the information he had seen was not related to the FBI’s Russia investigation.
Nunes said intelligence reports discussed “high-level people in the Trump transition.” He also said he was not in possession of the new evidence, but that he hoped the intelligence agencies would provide it to his panel through official means and that other committee members would be able to review it.
More will keep coming out. And the deniers will keep denying. (They’re in denial).
In a way the Russia-obsessed nuts will kind of be vindicated here. Trump tweeted that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. The loonies will hold him to the semantics. And I really doubt there’s any footage of BHO manually tapping in with a toolbox or something (too much like a real job, that).
So, no, Obama did not wiretap Trump. He just instructed his agents to use existing open-air intercepts and other investigations to gather raw data on Trump, data possibly processed in the UK and sent back to D.C.for illegal dissemination.
Donald Trump / Twitter.
Nothing at all to see here. Speaking of “UK” – squeaky ball is on!