White House Aides Helped Nunes Get Intelligence Reports

The New York Times is reporting Nunes was briefed by two White House officials last week.

The House committee is presently investigating reputed Russian interference in last year's presidential election in an attempt to get Trump elected, and whether that effort involved any members of then-candidate Trump's team.

"People misused, mishandled, misdirected classified information, leaked it out, spread it out, violated civil liberties", charged White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who argued it should concern "every single American".

The New York Times and Washington Post identified three White House officials that reportedly helped Nunes gain access to intelligence reports that he said showed Trump and his transition team were swept up in us surveillance of foreign nationals.

The White House on Thursday was mum on a recent report that it is the source of claims made by a top congressman that President Donald Trump and his associates were incidentally caught up in surveillance. He would not say whether it was the same material Nunes already had seen. The visit to the White House grounds was reportedly to view evidence of the claim.

"Or, is he a White House shill?"

The New York Times thinks it knows who House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes got his claims about USA surveillance and President Trump from.

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They have also taken a stand knowing that while Trump is popular in their districts, they are equally so. Poe told Politico that the Freedom Caucus' strategy on the issue "hurt their credibility".

After reading them, Cohen-Watnick chose to alert Ellis, the official said.

And Republican Bill Kristol, editor of the conservative National Review, said he finds it "almost inconceivable that young Mr. Cohen-Watnick and Mr. Ellis were acting on their own at the White House".

However, according to The Times report, officials with knowledge of the documents report that much of what Nunes saw was actually reports about third parties in foreign countries - ambassadors and other officials - talking about Trump and how to gain access to or influence with his inner circle. He didn't say he'd never answer the question, but the suggestion was there.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday called Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes's (R-Calif.) behavior regarding the panel's ongoing Russian Federation investigation "bizarre".

The real issue, Nunes has said, was that he could figure out the identities of Trump associates from reading reports about intercepted communications that were shared among Obama administration officials with top security clearances. He also once worked on the committee Nunes chairs, both under Nunes and former chairman Rep. Mike Rogers. This is a body blow for Nunes, who presented his findings last week as if they were surprising to the White House.

But why were the White House officials reviewing the surveillance in the first place?

"I can't make a judgment yet", Warner said.


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