pondering the implications of nunes’ revelations

Nunes: Other Trump Team Members Were Surveiled And Identified
Kerry Picket, Daily Caller, Mar 22 2017

FASCHINGSTEIN — Devin Nunes revealed Wednesday other members of the Trump transition team were not only surveilled by the Obama administration, but their names were also unmasked. Nunes said:

I have confirmed that additional names of Trump transition team members were unmasked. To be clear, none of this surveillance was related to Russia or any investigation of Russian activities or of the Trump team.

Nunes later told reporters that communications among Trump associates were recorded and dispersed among the federal government. He also said the intelligence committee still has no answers as to what actually happened to Michael Flynn when he was caught up in a surveillance dragnet. Nunes said:

We don’t actually know yet officially what happened to General Flynn. 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 Mar 15 letter, was for the NSA, CIA, and FBI to get us all the unmasking that was done. The NSA is being cooperative, but so far the FBI has not told us whether or not they’re going to respond to our Mar 15 letter, which is now a couple of weeks old.

Nunes also stated that presently, he “cannot rule out” that President Obama called for the surveillance.

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