In the latest twist in the “wiretapping” scandal, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes controversially bypassed his own committee on Wednesday to inform President Donald Trump that the Obama administration did collect information on individuals associated with Trump, The Hill reported.
“I recently confirmed that on numerous occasions the intelligence community incidentally collected information on U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition,” Nunes said, according to WND.
He added that he decided to brief Trump on the findings because he thought the president needed to know.
When asked by reporters what he thought of the findings, Trump said he felt somewhat vindicated by them.
“I very much appreciate the fact that they found what they found,” he said.
Nunes’ remarks come just two days after FBI Director James Comey shot down the idea that Trump had been surveilled by the Obama administration.
Of course Nunes’ findings outraged liberals — for all the wrong reasons.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called the chairman’s remarks “unprecedented” and “highly irregular.”
“The unprecedented comments of Chairman Nunes are an act of diversion and desperation,” she said, according to The Hill. “Chairman Nunes is deeply compromised, and he cannot possibly lead an honest investigation.”
Rep. Adam Schiff said Nunes’ actions impeded the investigation, while others called for Nunes to be removed from his position.
Whatever they do, Democrats will surely not give serious credence to what Nunes revealed because it wrecks their narrative that Trump doesn’t know what he’s talking about — not to mention the fact that the revelation indicated that former President Barack Obama had collected information on American citizens, among others.
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