(NationalSentinel) Political Intelligence: Perhaps we have discovered the source of leaks and other efforts to damage and undermine our new president and his young administration: James Comey’s FBI.
According to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Deven Nunes, R-Calif., the agency is not cooperating with the panel’s investigation into allegations that President Donald J. Trump and his inner circle somehow colluded with the Russian government to “steal the election” from Hillary Clinton.
During an explosive press conference outside the White House, Nunes told reporters that communications from the Trump team were picked up and disseminated within the government during the 2016 campaign. Nunes said sources within the intelligence community presented him with the information. He spoke to the press after briefing the administration.
“We don’t actually know yet officially what happened to General Flynn,” Nunes said of how communications from Gen. Flynn’s calls were leaked to the press. “We just know that his name leaked out but we don’t know how it was picked up yet. That was one of the things that we asked for in the March 15th letter, was for the NSA, CIA, and FBI to get us all the unmasking that was done.”
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“And I’ll tell you, NSA is being cooperative,” Nunes continued, “but so far the FBI has not told us whether or not they’re going to respond to our March 15th letter, which is now a couple of weeks old.”
Nunes also said – and this is vitally important – that he “cannot rule out” whether former President Obama ordered the surveillance, which is plausible and legally possible under U.S.C. 50, Section 1802. And if that happened, it means a former president took the highly improper step of using the incredible might of the U.S. intelligence apparatus to spy on the presidential campaign of a political rival.
What’s also telling is that Nunes told reporters the surveillance he is talking about – which appears to lend credibility to Trump’s original tweeted claim that he and his team were under surveillance by the Obama administration – has nothing to do with the FBI’s counterintelligence probe into Team Trump and Russia that Comey oddly announced earlier this week when he testified before Nunes’ committee.
Comey’s FBI appears to have taken on a life of its own under the former administration, which, by the way, also politicized the Justice Department and the IRS to use as weapons against political opponents.
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