House and Senate Intel CMTE Say Nunes Surveillance Claims Are Not Supported By Classified Documents
According to a new report , Republicans and Democrats who reviewed the same illigence reports Congressman Devin Nunes claimed vindicated Donald Trump’s claim that he was “wiretapped” by the Obama administration have concluded that there is no evidence based on those documents that Trump’s assertion is true.
Multiple members of the House and Senate Intelligence committees, after reviewing those documents at Fort Meade in Maryland say emphatically that former National Security Adviser Susan Rice’s requests for unmasking were “normal and appropriate” and Rice did nothing “unusual or illegal”.
Last month, the Senate found that there was no evidence that the Obama administration target Trump specifically, but did admit that Trump’s associates were in communication with Russian intelligence officials that were swept up in routine surveillance.
The chair and ranking members of the Senate Intelligence Committee said in a joint statement: “Based on the information available to us, we see no indication that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016.”
Prior to this revelation, Nunes stepped down from investigations by the House Intelligence Committee concerning Trump and possible collusion with Russia to win the 2016 election.
In light of failed attempts to prove his conspiracy theory, Trump recently flipped his narrative about the wiretapping claim to targeting Rice for unmasking names of his transition team in classified reports.
Trump told Fox News: “When you look at Susan Rice and what’s going on, and so many people are coming up to me and apologizing now. They’re saying you know, you were right when you said that. Perhaps I didn’t know how right I was, because nobody knew the extent of it.”
When asked if his now “infamous tweet” was “referring to Susan Rice”, Trump replied: “Oh, sure. We’re talking about surveillance. It was wiretapped in quotes. New York Times said the word wiretapped in the headline of the first edition. Then they took it out of there fast when they realized. But I put wiretapped in quotes, meaning, because, look, wiretapping is an old-fashioned…”