If any Liberal wants to know why Conservatives grieve the one hundred year old creation of the administrative state, this past month should show them exactly why bureaucracy STINKS!
We have seen, especially under the Trump wiretap allegations, muddy and unconvincing answers from the FBI, CIA, NSA, and Department of Justice, who hide most of their answers under the guise of “classified.”
We are sick and tired of political answers and want to cut straight to the points. And it looks like those points of truth are finally starting to pop out.
Members of the Donald Trump transition team, possibly including Trump himself, were under U.S. government surveillance following November’s presidential election, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) told reporters Wednesday.
Nunes said the monitoring appeared to be done legally as a result of what’s called “incidental collection,” but said he was concerned because it was not related to the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the election and was widely disseminated across the intelligence community.
“I have seen intelligence reports that clearly show that the president-elect and his team were, I guess, at least monitored,” Nunes 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.”
Nunes said he is heading to the White House later Wednesday to brief Trump on what he has learned, which he said came from “sources who thought that we should know it.” He said he was trying to get more information by Friday from the FBI, CIA and NSA.
Nunes described the surveillance as most likely being “incidental collection.” This can occur when a person inside the United States communicates with a foreign target of U.S. surveillance. In such cases, the identities of U.S. citizens are supposed to be kept secret — but can be “unmasked” by intelligence officials under certain circumstances.
Nunes said his new information appears to show that additional members of the Trump transition team — beyond former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn — were unmasked. This means they were identified in U.S. intelligence reports.
So now the stories from the bureaucracies say that yes, of course Trump was monitored, but it was done legally and done after Trump won the election.
Again, there is so much information that has yet to pop, Americans are not sure what to believe. We really need Congress to step up, ask the hard questions, narrow in on the truth, and hold those accountable for their actions, if they committee any illegal act. Do you agree?