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Proof of Obama Administration Spying on Trump Expected by GOP

January 19 2018, 05:41 | Irvin Gilbert

Proof of Obama Administration Spying on Trump Expected by GOP

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"It was a lot of information on the President-elect and the transition team and what they were doing", Nunes said.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., may have apologized to his fellow committee members on Thursday for leaking unproved wiretapping claims to President Donald Trump, but the ranking Democrat on that committee feels that Nunes is still not playing it straight with the American people.

Mr Comey's comments came during the intelligence committee's first public hearing on Russia's election interference, an investigation being overseen by Mr Nunes.

"On the basis of what the chairman has said and on the basis of my conversation with the chairman, I can say this: There is still no evidence that the president was wiretapped by his predecessor", Schiff said.

Nunes would not say whether Trump's own communications were collected.

The National Republican Campaign Committee blasted out an email with the subject "Confirmed: Obama spied on Trump".

Nunes, who served on Trump's transition team executive committee, was criticized by Democrats for bypassing his own committee to present his claims directly to Trump, who is now under investigation.

Nunes' counterpart, Schiff, blasted the move in a press conference Wednesday evening.

"We can't lose sight of the fact that it was our democracy -and not just one candidate or party - that was attacked by a hostile foreign power, " said Reed.

"I don't think the administration is aware of this, so I'm going to go over there and tell them what I know", Nunes said before heading to the White House to talk with Trump.

Corrects story to reflect the gathering of information was done by USA intelligence, not foreign intelligence. Which is quite odd, because the USA intelligence usually conceals names of the American citizens in its reports, unless they are necessary to understand the matter.

The material picked up by intelligence agencies is typically classified.

"For the most part, I think the reports I read for the most part are valuable intelligence", he said. Former Vice President Joe Biden weighed in on Twitter, saying the chairman of a committee investigating the White House can't share information with that White House. Senator John McCain, a Republican heading the powerful armed services committee of the upper chamber of USA congress, said he is calling for "select committee or a special committee ..."

The FBI revealed Monday it is conducting an investigation into potential links between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation as it delves into Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

More was to be learned next Tuesday (28 March) when the committee planned to hear testimony in an open hearing from former Obama administration officials, including CIA director John Brennan, director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and deputy Attorney General Sally Yates.

Nunes said the communications appeared to be "obtained legally".

Nunes, R-Calif., said US intelligence agencies intercepted conversations of Trump's transition team, and perhaps Trump himself, inadvertently after the November election. "Well, that doesn't mean that the masking was improper", Schiff said.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Manafort - who chaired Trump's campaign for a large chunk of the election - had a "very limited role" in the Trump campaign.

"We are asking Mr. Rogers and Mr. Comey to come back in", Nunes said.

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