NBC: Obama Officials Made List of Russia Probe Documents to Keep Them Safe
Obama administration officials were so concerned about what would happen to key classified documents related to the Russia probe once President Trump took office that they created a list of document serial numbers to give to senior members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, a former Obama official told NBC News.
The official said that after the list of documents related to the probe into Russian interference in the U.S. election was created in early January, he hand-carried it to the committee members. The numbers themselves were not classified, said the official.
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The purpose, said the official, was to make it "harder to bury" the information, "to share it with those on the Hill who could lawfully see the documents," and to make sure it could reside in an Intelligence committee safe, "not just at Langley [CIA hq]."
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WNU Editor: The above NBC report is saying the same thing that Evelyn Farkas said a few days ago .... Did A Former Obama Intelligence Official Admit That President Trump`s Staff Was Under Surveillance? (March 30, 2017). And talk about timing .... we are now learning that the top Democrat on the House intel community is going to the White House to review these documents .... Adam Schiff headed to White House to review surveillance reports (Washington Examiner). Here is an easy prediction .... expect more anonymous sources in the coming days and weeks saying the same thing .... and I do expect these intel documents will be made public in the coming weeks.
Update: Expect a lot of media and Democrat opposition/discomfort if this is pursued .... White House wants Congress to dig deeper on snooping after Obama official comments (FOX News).
Update #2: If this is true .... this will become the bombshell that will shift the attention away from the Trump's teams ties to Russia .... to who ordered surveillance and unmasking (and why) on members of the Trump team, and who gave this intel to the media .... Intelligence official who 'unmasked' Trump associates is 'very high up,' source says (FOX News).
Update #3: Just a personal observation ,,,, but why are all the big stories always happening late Friday afternoon.
Russia-Gate News Updates -- March 31, 2017
Obama officials created list of Russia probe docs before Trump took office: report -- The Hill
Report: Obama Admin Officials Made List Of Documents For Senate Russia Probe -- TPM
Senate Intel panel tells WH to send Russia information directly -- The Hill
How the House, Senate Russia probes are headed down different paths -- ABC News
Senate Intel Chiefs Project Harmony in Face of House Committee Infighting -- US News and World Report
Michael Flynn: new evidence spy chiefs had concerns about Russian ties -- The Guardian
Adam Schiff: Mike Flynn immunity request a ‘grave and momentous step’ -- Washington Times
Too soon to discuss immunity for Flynn, investigators say -- AP
Michael Flynn’s Immunity Request Rejected By Senate Intelligence Committee -- NBC
Flynn lawyer: Client wants assurances against 'witch-hunt' prosecution -- USA Today
Trump: ex-adviser Flynn should seek immunity in Russia probe -- Reuters
Trump: Flynn should seek immunity in Russia probe ‘witch hunt’ -- Politico