So, Nunes admitted today that he doesn’t know if Trump, his associates, and his family were *monitored* by U.S. intelligence, or if they were just…. mentioned in those reports.
C’mon, man seriously?
This is getting absurd.
The chairman of the House intelligence committee has backed down from his dramatic assertion that Donald Trump and his aides were “monitored,” by U.S. spies — a claim the Republicans have cited this week in emails to loyalists.
Rep. Devin Nunes told reporters Friday he can’t be sure whether conversations among Trump or his aides were captured in the surveillance that has become a source of controversy since Nunes made it public in two news conferences this week.
“He said he’ll have to get all the documents he requested from the (intelligence community) about this before he knows for sure,” his spokesman, Jack Langer, said earlier.
I mean, is there any evidence at ALL? Meanwhile the morons on Fox News say that Nunes has CONFIRMED Obama wiretapped Trump!!!!!!
Current and former officials say that it’s possible that Trump or his aides were picked up “incidentally” by surveillance, if a foreign diplomat or other target called them or emailed them. But it is far more likely, they say, that what Nunes was talking about was surveillance of foreigners talking to foreigners, who were speaking about Trump and his aides.
Those conversations were then excerpted in intelligence reports that circulated around the government.
Surveillance of those conversations required warrants from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court if the foreigners are in the United States — as diplomats, for example — or if the communications traverse U.S. cables.
How do you not know if Trump was mentioned as opposed to being monitored?
Well, you don’t know if you’re actually just covering for Trump, that’s how.