Eli Lake, Bloomberg: Devin Nunes Explains His White House Visit
For the last few days, much of Washington has been obsessed with what Representative Devin Nunes did last Tuesday evening. That was the night before Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, made the explosive allegation that he had viewed dozens of intelligence reports obtained through government eavesdropping that inappropriately included details about the Trump transition team.
According to a Daily Beast report later over the weekend, Nunes went off the grid that night to meet a source and view dozens of intelligence reports, including accounts of meetings involving President Donald Trump's advisers.
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WNU Editor: The opponents are piling on (see below) .... but Eli Lake (see above) does make a good explanation on why Representative Devin Nunes had to go to a secure location (i.e. the White House grounds) to view the documents and records that his intel source told him that he had .... information that led him to make his announcement the next day, and his visit to the President. The fact that members of the committee will also get the same access to view the same documents/records that Representative Devin Nunes had seen should temper the outcry over what has happened .... but I am willing to bet that it will not, and I am sure that the Democrats are going to have an interpretation of the intel that will be disclosed to them when they get the chance to see it. My hope is that one day we .... the public .... will also get the same access, but I suspect that it is going to be a while before that happens.
Meanwhile .... FBI Director James Comey and NSA chief Mike Rogers are now not expected to appear Tuesday at a closed hearing of the House Intelligence Committee .... Comey, Rogers appearance before House Intelligence Committee postponed (FOX News). Some Democrats are also not happy on where this investigation is going .... Schumer: Ryan shoud replace Nunes on Intel chair (The Hill). The White House is continuing to back Nunes .... White House: Nunes has been 'fairly open with the press' about his surveillance source (Politico).
More News On The Chairman Of The U.S. Intelligence Committee Meeting His Source Of Trump Monitoring Claim On White House Grounds
House Intel Chair met with source of Trump monitoring claim on White House grounds day before revealing it -- CNN
Nunes Saw Intercepts Related to Trump on White House Grounds -- Bloomberg
Head Of House Intel Committee Went To White House Grounds To Meet Source -- NPR
Nunes was on WH grounds day before announcing Trump surveillance info -- The Hill
House intelligence chairman reviewed surveillance documents at White House before briefing president -- Washington Post
Devin Nunes' meeting with source at White House raises Trump inquiry fears -- The Guardian
Who cleared Devin Nunes into the White House? -- CNN
Devin Nunes is making it very hard for Republicans to claim they can run an impartial investigation on Russia -- Washington Post