NSA To Provide "Smoking Gun" Proof Obama Spied On Trump

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Yesterday, Republican Devin Nunez Nunes held an explosive press conference outside the White House in which he told reporters that communications from the Trump team were picked up and disseminated within the government during the 2016 campaign. 

Not surprisingly, the comments ruffled some liberal feathers and the mainstream media launched an immediate smear campaign calling for Nunes to resign his post immediately. 

Now, according to Fox News sources, congressional investigators expect that a potential “smoking gun” from the NSA establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself, will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee as early as tomorrow.

The intelligence is said to leave no doubt the Obama administration, in its closing days, was using the cover of legitimate surveillance on foreign targets to spy on President-elect Trump, according to sources.

 

The FBI hasn’t been responsive to the House Intelligence Committee’s request for documents, but the National Security Agency is expected to produce documents to the committee by Friday. The NSA document production is expected to produce more intelligence than Nunes has so far seen or described – including what one source described as a potential “smoking gun” establishing the spying.

 

Classified intelligence showing incidental collection of Trump team communications, purportedly seen by committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and described by him in vague terms at a bombshell Wednesday afternoon news conference, came from multiple sources, Capitol Hill sources told Fox News. The intelligence corroborated information about surveillance of the Trump team that was known to Nunes, sources said, even before President Trump accused his predecessor of having wiretappedhim in a series of now-infamous tweets posted on March 4.

 

The key to that conclusion is the unmasking of selected U.S. persons whose names appeared in the intelligence, the sources said, adding that the paper trail leaves no other plausible purpose for the unmasking other than to damage the incoming Trump administration.

Because Nunes’s intelligence came from multiple sources during a span of several weeks, and he has not shared the actual materials with his committee colleagues, he will be the only member of the panel in a position to know whether the NSA has turned over some or all of the intelligence he is citing.

If true, of course, this could put a 'slight' taint Obama's claim of a "scandal free" eight years in the White House.

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For those who missed it, here was Nunes's press conference from yesterday:

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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biker's picture
biker (not verified) Mar 23, 2017 5:44 PM

Someone should make a movie and write a history book, before they do.

El Oregonian's picture

How about the "Smoking Gun" proof of world-wide Pedogate?

hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

How can Trump not pardon Snowden after all of this and still even pretend to uphold the Constitution and the 4th Amendment?

Watch Citizen Four.

https://youtu.be/XiGwAvd5mvM

InjectTheVenom's picture

Mr Nunes should probably stay away from Texas hunting lodges and high balconies...

just sayin' .

DRAIN THE SWAMP.

Chupacabra-322's picture

Who ever makes "Obama For Prison 2017" T-Shrits is goi g to make a killing.

wee-weed up's picture

Can charges be brought against an ex-president for illegalities committed during his administration?

froze25's picture

Yes they can. Lol so sweet. Winning. 

Cheka_Mate's picture

Remember guys, Obama fled to a resort in French Polynesia without his family for a reason...

Manthong's picture

One does not need to be a rocket scientist to understand that the ‘previous f.n administration of liberal f’tards would use every available resource, including the criminal ones to try to win.

Maybe it was only Divine Intervention that precluded them from getting the upper hand.

johngaltfla's picture

Expect some variation of this story below to come from the upcomine revelations. Trump and Nunes want to not only demonstrate that Obama was scum, but put a major wedge between the DNC and Jews and Israel:

BOMBSHELL: Trump Surveillance Data Captured Due to Obama Spying on Israel, not Russia
kavlar's picture
kavlar (not verified) johngaltfla Mar 23, 2017 6:47 PM

Then, shouldn't the NSA be providing smoking gun of how Israel did 9/11?

http://biblicisminstitute.wordpress.com/2014/09/14/israel-is-the-problem/

Mano-A-Mano's picture
Mano-A-Mano (not verified) kavlar Mar 23, 2017 6:48 PM

We should be spying on IsraHELL. They freakin did 9/111 and they control the federal reserve.

Then, Arrest NetanYahoo and haul his ass to the Hague.

knukles's picture

So many crimes, so few diversions

Manthong's picture

??..would  be so cool if every American patriot could turn infidels into red mist at 800 yards or so?

2.7 ounces of love at 1890 fps means something.

Big Twinkie's picture

Project Appleseed will get you 400 yards.

appleseedinfo.org

Automatic Choke's picture

nail gun in three, two, one....

runswithscissors's picture

The LYING CRIMINAL hussein obama has already fled the country so we won't have the OJ simpson style chase.

Manthong's picture

..maybe the posse is acknowledging the new sheriff in town.

Richard Chesler's picture

Pervert homo just wanted to see Trump's johnson.

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

The fascist Patriot Act gave our government the ability conduct warrantless wiretaps, but Trump’s assertion that Obama wiretapped him is still a conspiracy theory, and conspiracy theories are always false.

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TwelveOhOne's picture

With the revelation that TVs, phones, cable boxes, and the new light bulbs record everything we do, I had the thought while reading the article that if a "Trump sex tape" comes out, there won't be anything he can do to put it back in the bottle.

However, he can prosecute to the fullest extent those responsible for it.  And I have a feeling that a paper (or electron) trail exists -- somewhere, in classified documents.

Richard Chesler's picture

Pervert homo just wanted to see Trump's johnson.

Richard Chesler's picture

Pervert homo just wanted to see Trump's johnson.

Manthong's picture

..we could alway hire some nice Mossad guys to fix this.

Manthong's picture

Oh, f me

I have collaborated information from a multitude of anonymous sources that Trump is a serial murderer, child abuser, genocidal maniac and just generally disagreeable.  .

I also propose to be an ex-intelligence Russian official who has worked for NYslimes, WaPoo, CNN, MSNBC and a bunch of other alleged news operations.  

How do you spell FAIL….      Big Time.

 

..I also get large checks from a blind postal office number from Brussels.

 

Bastiat's picture

He just wanted to be closer to Duterte.

EvilScientist's picture

You could always volunteer to go to Syria to fight for the YPG! Or better go to some suburbs of Stockholm or Paris.

Better don' t go to Saudia Arabia - there they might chop off your head as an infidel. Much higher chance of "hitting" the target with a blade at less then a yard distance...

Bendromeda Strain's picture

2.7 ounces of love at 1890 fps means something.

Excuse me? What exactly are you firing? A high velocity Slugger is 7/8 oz at 1800 fps.

Bendromeda Strain's picture

They didn't do it alone, nor in a vacuum. You do remember that Poppy was head of the CIA, right? Stop looking for boogymen beyond our shores when it is our house that needs foundation repair.

JRobby's picture

It's a trap I tell ya!

When Obama moves to a country without US extradition, I will believe it.

azusgm's picture

He has a Gulfstream and a friend's luxury yacht parked at Brando Island in case he needs them. He could be in international waters in a flash.

B1G mNy's picture

Nothing a sub couldn't handle!

tenpanhandle's picture

I would like to see him in international waters without a flotation device.

Manthong's picture

I tend toward the CWIS solution for the f’tard who just happens to be slightly black.

20 mm M61 Vulcan Gatling gun autocannon,

 

 

New_Meat's picture

this will make certain heads explode

Logan 5's picture
Logan 5 (not verified) New_Meat Mar 24, 2017 5:37 AM

No it won't

 

"will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee this week."

 

So ~ there's only Friday left... If anything is produced, it'll be like one of those corporate earnings 'surprises' that just so happen to get released at 4:00:01 on the Friday of a 3 day weekend, NCAA Basketball Tournament, or halftime of the Super Bowl.

 

The only 'news' that would ever get reported by the mass media on a late Friday afternoon ( stick for the entire weekend in the news cycle), would be if some rabbi (in a nazi or Muslim costume & shouting 'Heil Allah') painted a swastika on a synagogue.

Akzed's picture

Aaaaaaaand the Synagogue of Satan will still vote Democrat till kingdom come.

I am a Man I am Forty's picture

that is a plausible theory you got there

TwelveOhOne's picture

You know what, I don't see Xythras on this article.  Reported the account yesterday to abuse [at] zerohedge.com -- they are listening!

(Your formatting reminded me of his advertisements for his malware-ridden site.)

kavlar's picture
kavlar (not verified) Manthong Mar 23, 2017 6:47 PM

o boy

yrad's picture

If this were 1876 Obama would be Strange Fruit by now.

Dancing Disraeli's picture

Got a load of Reggie Love or the Wookie?  Obama IS strange fruit.

logicalman's picture

Just because you can't come up with a sensible explanation doesn't mean it's 'divine intervention'.

I think just enough people were pissed off by the arrogance of Hitlery and extended the middle finger.

No fan of Trump, but Kim Jong Un could probably give HRC a run for her money.

The real enemy, the deep state is still in place, even with Trump as pres.

 

Got The Wrong No's picture

"The real enemy, the deep state is still in place, even with Trump as pres."

 

What did you expect, the Deep State to just roll over and say you win???

Did you think Trump should have it all cleaned up after 6 weeks???

There is a battle going on of epic proportions. If he isn't able to fight them back,

WE ARE FUCKED.

JRobby's picture

Assume a number of them will need to be removed at gun point if we ever get to that point. We need to get to that point.

They will be suing for their pensions from Federal prison I'm sure.

Akzed's picture

The only way to fight the deep state is from the inside.

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

Mr Nunes should probably stay away from Texas hunting lodges

 

Especially if he goes with Pence, VPs can be pretty bad shots

Freddie's picture

Pence is a NeoCon.   Until we start seeing people get arrested like Pizzagate including pedophile Schumer and Weiner plus child raoist Menendez then nothing changes.  The CIA, NSA plus the rest need to be defunded.   The Police State needs to be shut down. 

I think we are getting kabuki and nothing much will change.  free Corzine!

Wolverines!