President Trump said he felt “somewhat vindicated” by the revelation that he was under surveillance.
The liberal media and intelligence officials prefer to call it “incidental collections” as opposed to “wiretapping” but the fact remains Trump was correct about being under surveillance just as he said he was.
We suppose the reason he is saying “somewhat” vindicated is because the deep state is not willing to admit Barack Obama personally ordered it. Anyone with a brain can fill in the blanks and know he was aware.
As Rand Paul has mention, it is a certainty Obama’s admin was aware of the spying on Michael Flynn.
Members of the intelligence community “incidentally collected” communications from the Trump transition team during legal surveillance operations of foreign targets, a top Republican lawmaker said Wednesday afternoon.
House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said this produced “dozens” of reports which eventually unmasked several individuals’ identities and were “widely disseminated.”
He said none of the reports he had read mentioned Russia or Russians and he was unsure whether the surveillance occurred at Trump Tower — as President Trump has suggested. Nunes also was unsure if then President-elect Trump was captured by the surveillance, which occurred in November, December and January.
“I recently confirmed on numerous occasions the intelligence community incidentally collected intelligence,” Nunes said.
The revelations could at least partially back up some allegations made by Trump earlier this month, when he tweeted that former President Barack Obama had “wiretapped” him, though top lawmakers have sharply disputed those claims. FBI Director James Comey also testified earlier this week he had no evidence to support the claims.
Nunes said he told House Speaker Paul Ryan earlier Wednesday about his findings. He later said he briefed Trump, calling some of the collection “inappropriate.”
Trump commented briefly afterward, saying he felt “somewhat” vindicated by Nunes’ comments.
“There’s a lot of questions that I think his statement raises, and that I hope we can get to the bottom of,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer also said.
He said the NSA had been “very helpful” during the investigation, however, he was unsure if “the FBI is going to comply.”
Nunes said the surveillance collection was “legally collected foreign intelligence under FISA incidental collection.” But Nunes said he was “alarmed” the intelligence “ended up in reporting channels and was widely disseminated.”
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) March 22, 2017
Devin Nunes Confirms Surevillance Of Trump Transition team – Press Conference (3/22/2017)
So Trump was right ..