Nunes: "The FBI Is Not Cooperating With Our Investigation Into Trump Wiretapping"

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The FBI is not cooperating with the House of Representatives' investigation into the NSA's surveillance of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, the chairman of the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee, Devin Nunes said in a press conference on Wednesday afternoon.

In the aftermath of today's most stunning news report, namely the confirmation that Trump may have been right all along following the admission of House Intel Committee Chair Devin Nunes that the communications of Trump's aides and the president himself had been "incidentally" monitored, Nunes held an explosive press conference outside the White House in which 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.

Nunes said that he had briefed the president about his concerns over the "incidental" collection of data, adding that the president "needs to know" that these intel reports exist, and adding ominously that "some of what I've seen seems to be inappropriate."

Nunes also said that Trump, others in the transition team were put into the intelligence report and asked if Trump should be in these "normal" reports.

But what was perhaps most troubling in Nunes presser is that in the aftermath of Monday's Congressional hearing with James Comey in which the FBI director said on the record there had been no surveillance of Trump, is the House Intel Commission chair's statement that the FBI is not cooperating with the investigation.

"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."

"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 reported that as of now, he "cannot rule out" President Obama ordering the surveillance.

Finally, and contrary to earlier media reports, Nunes clarified that the surveillance was not related to the FBI's investigation into possible collusion with Russia. This surveillance, he emphasized to reporters, does not "have anything to do with Russia." As a reminder, this has been the strawman argument proposed by much of the liberal media, which has said that a wiretapping of Trump or his aides, would only confirm that his relations with Russia were suspect and thus prompted a FISA warrant.

If Nunes is correct, and Trump was being wiretapped for reasons having nothing to do with Russia, that entire narrative falls apart, and the press will now have to spend the next few weeks building up an entirely new narrative to "justify" why Trump was being wiretapped on Obama's watch.

 

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Wage Slave 927's picture

The president needs to drain this particular swamp right effin' now, starting with Comey.

Truther's picture

Comey should have been fired from the start. Fire his ass already and investigate the SOB.

barysenter's picture

Comey should be fired on. The homo spy gave Interpol blanket diplomatic immunity. Let them do it, before everything Homo did is repealed as acts of espionage. "Legacy".

FrozenGoodz's picture

They don't get they're creating more questions than answers.

Why're you informing WH before your intelligence committee?

Who was the campaign communicating with? Why?

What was said?

Why're you seemingly trying to prove the President was right?

The distractions hurt the cause ... not help it

Bigly's picture

Military needs to go in on trumps orders pull them into paddy wagons and physically lock up these traitors.  I demand public executions of convicted traitors to deter this hideous traitorous environment from continuing 

azusgm's picture

I'd prefer to see the people out in the streets raising Cain and demanding investigation, expulsion, and prosecution if they won't take the smart path and decide to "spend more time with their families."

Bigly's picture

That would be preferable but we are turning blue waiting for some RULE OF LAW TO BE UPHELD.

I feel that people might be waiting for their personal archduke moment. 

Are Americans so asleep or entrenched  in daily life that they do not see it is now...or never?  We need to insist that laws get applied to everyone.

worbsid's picture

'Are Americans so asleep or entrenched  in daily life that they do not see it is now...or never?  We need to insist that laws get applied to everyone.'  The ones not on the Internet are probably working one, two or tree jobs just to make ends meet.  

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cue in cue (not verified) worbsid Mar 22, 2017 9:18 PM

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cue in cue (not verified) worbsid Mar 22, 2017 9:18 PM

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azusgm's picture

Pedophiles are being rounded up. Louie Gohmert is banging a drum trying to get a real investigation of the Awan brothers and eventually the people who have enabled them. Things are about to start moving in the right direction.

Zorba's idea's picture

you must be freezer burnt...no good(z)

Gonzogal's picture

"Fire his ass already and investigate the SOB"

 

"Trump doesn’t fire Comey and Rogers, because he cannot fire them. If he fires them, the Democrats and presstitutes will explain the firings as proof that Trump is a Russian agent and is covering up his treason by removing those investigating it"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-21/paul-craig-roberts-exposes-cons...


Unreliable Narrator's picture

Methinks the FBI has wars on multiple fronts:

http://truepundit.com/nypd-turns-against-the-fbi-seized-laptop-shows-hil...

Something tells me a giant suppository redpill is coming.

X- x3's picture
*BREAKING NEWS: COMEY LIES TO CONGRESS - SILENT COUP GOES FULL SPEED* BREAKING NEWS: COMEY LIES TO CONGRESS - SILENT COUP

published yesterday.

X-

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Unreliable, Red Pills. Here's a heavy dose:

What people don't understand is, that the Russian PsyOp / False Narrative Script by the Deep State & Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Psychopath Hillary Clinton Globalist was the game plan all long.

Win, stolen or lost. They were going & are going "all in" with the PsyOp, Scripted False Narrative of Russia hacking the Elections / Russia / Putin / Trump Propaganda gone full retard via the Deep States Opeatives in the Presstitute Media.

Plausible Deniability is the name of the game. If the Deep State could of pulled off the False Narrative PsyOp of Russia influencing our Elections the Deep State could & will hack into Russia's National Elections next March. Call it pay back.

The Deep State's destabilization campaign in Ukraine especially Crimea was part of the ZioNeoConFascist Agenda to destabilize Russia during their upcoming g elections.

Putin countered by expelling all Geroge Sorros NGO's from Russia. However, rest assured those destabilization cells are in place to ready to be activated come Russia's next election cycle.

The future meeting between the Two Super Powers will be Epic. The Diplomacy which will Prevail out of those meetings will be a fresh breath of air to the World.

And, final Death Blows to the Pure Evil Criminal Deep State Elite Compartmentalized Hierarchy.

Unreliable Narrator's picture

Not redpills for me.  Redpills for the public.  Most remain blissfully ignorant.

WillyGroper's picture

me thinks nunes is yammering cuz George Webb's work was top story on RT all morning until the london incident.

check out his vids today...helliary's mango.

guhlen skools, faa, usda.  oh so cozy.

Sweet Chicken's picture

Has anyone considered that the incident in London could have been used as a distraction from this? I'm not sure it is...just riffin'

 

EDIT: And it seems like my comment from the other day of Comey's testimony that he did need to be asked if HE was the source of the leaks. 

WillyGroper's picture

precisely.

that's what the legality jawboning of gchq spying on the us & vice versa was about .

looks like the fatalities were real to me from what little i've seen.

wonder how many bets paid out by serco to the pedos for the number of fatalities & the timing?

Bastiat's picture

Comey is totally screwed that's why he's blowing smoke and moving sideways like an octopus. 

Chupacabra-322's picture

This was covered on the 3/19 alex jones show. Sherif Arpaio and his bith certificate cold case posse had an intelligence whistleblowe come to them and said he has NSA documents showing surveillance of Trump during Bush and Obama. And that they were trying to get this info to CONgress.

https://youtu.be/p6MMyDyj5pw

How could a transcript of Flynn phone call with Russian ambassador be leaked to the New York Times if he wasnt being surveilled? This fact is the elephant in the room that the media will not address. Even the NYT used the word "wiretapped" when reporting on Flynn phone call. 

And, then these Scum decided they could deny the whole damn thing and think you are so fucking stupid you would not pick up on it. It is unbelievable the level of Criminality.

Bush and Obama both illegally tapped trumps 30+ offices, residences, cell ph since 2004.

There's a New Snowden - 600M docs Leaked Including Trump Wire Taps on 30+ Phones?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFJ34OAmzP8

Documents Show Obama Surveilled Entire Trump Family For 8 Years?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTT5FVyGMUU

New NSA Whistblower Goes Public About Trump Surveillance?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq2SaRu9emY

NSA DOCUMENTS PROVE SURVEILLANCE OF DONALD TRUMP AND ALEX JONES

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lntc9No2vzE

Bigly's picture

Speaking of Alex, he does not get enough love here.

Yes he is over the top, but his shit is spot on 95%+ of the time.  Sometimes he is so out in front (or the truth is so insane) that it is easy to be dismissive.

Do not dismiss his info.....

Croesus's picture

@ Bigly:

Alex Jones used to be worthwhile, and in fairness, I do credit him with opening a lot of eyes to what's happened here. At the same time, his quality has gone way downhill, to the point that I can't stand him.

He never lets his guests talk.

Constantly talks about himself, and how tough/badassed/smart he is.

Constantly tries to sell shit.

A 3 hour show, maybe has 10-20 minutes worth of useful information, and the rest is hype.

Just once, I'd like to be a guest on his show, so I could bury him on WW2 history. He always invokes the "Hitler & the Nazis Pokemon", and he doesn't know WTF he's talking about on that subject, most of the time.

He's catering to a younger audience, but that has no appeal to his older & wiser listeners.

Bigly's picture

I do agree.  He has some narcissistic tendencies. Methinks he doth protest too much ...he is not humble.

I too get pissed when he talks over guests. He diminishes himself not his guests though.

But i also know that shit is going down behind the scenes and he and his family have been threatened.  Perhaps that is a bit of his hysteria.. or urgency?

The fact that globalist scum hate him gives him cred.  And if i get new 40 minutes of info out of a few hours.... multi-task.

Also, his business model is dependent on direct sales.  As you know that keeps a semblence of independence. But it is irritating.  But i suppose necessary.

I do understand. But i still think his info needs listening to...esp Corsi and a few other guests. Rand was just on about obamacare replacement...

Bigly's picture

Go NYPD :-)

You will have my everlasting gratitude if you uphold the LAW!

Zorba's idea's picture

Comey's act reminds me of the "plate spinner" on the Ed Sullivan show..so far his act has been an amazing...how many plates can he keep spinning I hope keeps this guy up at night. cant wait for all the dancing when the broken chards are everywhere

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Takeaction2 (not verified) Wage Slave 927 Mar 22, 2017 5:33 PM

Did you guys just watch the Democratic Response to this on CNN.  This is getting interesting.  Nunez did not show the rest of the committee what he has found.  He went directly to the press...then directly to the Whitehouse leaving the democratic part of the Investigation OUT OF THE LOOP.  This is getting "HOT".  WOW   Adam Schiff...the democrat part of this investigative team is STEAMING.  Oh the popcorn is cooking...Gonna be a long night...
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Trump was right.....he is NOT a gambler, nor is he a drinker......When he tweeted this shit out, he knew what he had seen. 

Global Hunter's picture

The information is was so damaging Nunes felt compelled to go straight to Trump and press?  Shit is getting real?

I was on twitter I linked over to from ZH article and the libtards are losing their minds thinking that Nunes should be arrested for de-classifying information or something.  For folks who just watch mainstream media they have been totally sideswiped from this.  They are in denial.  I love it.

justin423's picture

Nunes demostrably committed the crime of obstruction of justice with today's actions. 

No wonder Comey tried to keep him in the dark.

WayPastCaring's picture

Indeed. This may be the issue that makes a lot of Republicans go on the attack against Democrats for the hypocritical scum they really are, instead of trying to reason with them. The traitors' party of preference have stonewalled investigation after investigation (Benghazi, gun running scandal, IRS, etc.) and have shown they are not honest, so why the fuck should Republicans who have the power share anything with these weasels ahead of press conferences? That would just give them time to coordinate their fucking lies.

 

Screw em. Mow em down.

Takeaction2's picture
Takeaction2 (not verified) WayPastCaring Mar 22, 2017 5:55 PM

Exactly...that is what I was thinking.  This info is HUGE...so rather than give it to the DEM/LIBS to figure out their "How do we bury this nightmare...More Russians?" Go straight to the Press...then right to the Whitehouse.  Fuck'em.  CNN is EXPLODING.  Can't wait for Don Lemon and Anderson tonight....wow.

mc888's picture

Yeah, the "rhetoric" is really heating up. But they'll never get the votes for a independent committee.

Schiff was involved with the Benghazi coverup. With traitors like him and Swalwell on the committee, would you take it to them?  I sure as hell wouldn't.

 

 

peippe's picture

So, who exactly is issuing the apology to Trump, in person or on the air?

where is Obama?

Maybe he can come forward & do it himself?

Zorba's idea's picture

All right! schiff got stiffed! can't recall the dems ever doing that over the past 8 years. The "what goes around comes around" show is fucking fantastic! 

funthea's picture

He said he was waiting for a response still from the FBI to a letter from March 15th; he said for a couple of weeks now.

WTF, today is March 22nd. March 15th was exactly 1 week ago. Thats a fairly big gaff for a new conference.

ClassicalLib17's picture

Check this out from Larry Klayman. I found this after watching the press conference and now I understand Nunes' subdued demeanor. Apparently, many congresscritters were informed of these revelations weeks ago. Now their March 20 dog and pony show hearing is making them all look guilty as hell. It looks like somebodies are in a heap of trouble.

http://www.freedomwatchusa.org/pdf/170321-Final%20Whistleblower%20Letter.pdf 

Bigly's picture

Larry Klayman.

Yuuuge balls... a patriot

azusgm's picture

Larry Klayman's letter>>>>>>>>BINGO!

Look at the distribution list. Adam Schiff is there (of course).

Lots of Dem apoplexy happening by now.

TAALR Swift's picture

"The president needs to drain this particular swamp right effin' now, starting with Comey."

Easier said than done.  The Administration partially castrated itself, when they and its AG were conned into having the AG recuse himself.  His Deputy is an Obama holdover, and you cannot therefore expect positive results.

Trump and Sessions need to 'man up' and re-instate Sessions into his full capacity.  As a first act, they need to replace the Director and Deputy Director of the FBI.

SilverRoofer's picture

Of course not

If they did they would be Guilty

Theta_Burn's picture

This comey always in the mix.

Why isnt he dismissed?

 

Kassandra's picture

Reminds me of the hometown delinquent. Every single incident of trouble...there he is.

In.Sip.ient's picture

'Cuz "dismissed" is the least that will happen...

 

 

researchfix's picture

Maybe he is a crossdresser with many wiretaps in his closet.

azusgm's picture

He is one of those persons who cannot be fired. That's why he made the remark about we're stuck with him for the next 6 years (or however many).

krispkritter's picture

Sessions was fired by Clinton after refusing to resign?  Congress is also able to impeach him?  No position in Gov't is carved in stone, it only needs a willing majority I guess.