CNN: House Intel chairman: Trump's personal communications may have been collected
(CNN)House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes said Wednesday that President Donald Trump's personal communications may have been picked up by investigators through "incidental collection."
Nunes said at a news conference he discovered the potential surveillance of Trump himself while reviewing intelligence reports, but said it was not related to Russia.
"This is a normal, incidental collection, based on what I could collect," Nunes said. "This appears to be all legally collected foreign intelligence under" the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Nunes said he alerted House Speaker Paul Ryan about the collection and is traveling to the White House Wednesday afternoon.
"I'm actually alarmed by it," Nunes said.
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WNU Editor: Oh Oh. President Trump said this happened to him in a Tweet two weeks ago .... and has paid for it from constant negative media coverage since. Apparently House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes found this intel and information by himself reviewing past reports, and is now going to the White House to brief the President on this story. So much for all the denials from the FBI and NSA Director on Monday. I could be wrong .... but if this is true .... the media is going to have a lot of egg on its face, officials from the former Obama administration are going to be faced with some embarrassing questions, and the big question .... who ordered and directed all of this surveillance (while unmasking President-elect Trump) will need to be answered. This is a big story.
Update: Today's White House press conference is a sight to see. The media are just beyond themselves that there appears to be evidence that President Trump was under surveillance, and that what was obtained was given to the press via through the leaks. (Go here for the White House news conference).
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