The plot thickened in the story of the alleged wiretapping of President Trump on Friday, March 31 when Fox News reported that the intelligence official who unmasked the names of members of the Trump team was someone who is “well known” in the intelligence community. According to the report, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes is aware of who is responsible for the unmasking.
Questions wiretapping arose after the president tweeted his accusation that former President Barack Obama ordered surveillance of his communications in Trump Tower. Not long after, Devin Nunes reported that members of the Trump team were the subjects of some “incidental surveillance” being performed by intelligence agencies.
Predictably, the left lost their collective minds and excoriated Nunes for coming forward with the information. According to The Hill, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif) had some choice words for the Chairman:
“If accurate, this information should have been shared with members of the committee, but it has not been,” Schiff said in a statement that criticized Nunes for a “profound irregularity” in how he had handled the situation.
“The Chairman also shared this information with the White House before providing it to the committee, another profound irregularity, given that the matter is currently under investigation. I have expressed my grave concerns with the Chairman that a credible investigation cannot be conducted this way,” he said.
In a ludicrous attempt to regain control of the narrative, CNN published a report later the same evening that Nunes revealed his information. The report intimated that officials possessed evidence that the Trump campaign collaborated with Russia. Of course, the story was chock full of innuendo and qualified statements, but what else would you expect from the Cannibal News Network?
The names of the members of Trump’s team were later unmasked and distributed among various intelligence agencies. According to Fox News, this is not a standard practice:
For a private citizen to be “unmasked,” or named, in an intelligence report is extremely rare. Typically, the American is a suspect in a crime, is in danger or has to be named to explain the context of the report.
This is clearly a critical issue, given that no one on the Trump team was a suspected criminal. Additionally, the information obtained by the intelligence agencies was not related to the ongoing investigation into the allegations that the Trump campaign collaborated with Russia to influence the election. To put it simply, there was absolutely no viable reason to unmask the names of these private citizens. Fox News notes:
In addition, citizens affiliated with Trump’s team who were unmasked were not associated with any intelligence about Russia or other foreign intelligence, sources confirmed. The initial unmasking led to other surveillance, which led to other private citizens being wrongly unmasked, sources said.
“Unmasking is not unprecedented, but unmasking for political purposes…specifically of Trump transition team members…is highly suspect and questionable,” an intelligence source told Fox News. “Opposition by some in the intelligence agencies who were very connected to the Obama and Clinton teams was strong. After Trump was elected, they decided they were going to ruin his presidency by picking them off one by one.”
The unmasking of the names of Trump’s team members was not motivated by a concern for national security; rather, it was a blatant attempt to undermine Trump’s presidency. The left has shown a willingness to go to any length to impede the efforts of the Trump administration. In this instance, they were even ready to break the law. The intelligence community did not only disseminate the names of Trump’s team members; they also leaked Michael Flynn’s name to the press.
The left-wing puppet media is attempting to divert American’s attention away from the real scandal: the wiretapping, unmasking, and leaking of classified names. They continue pushing the unsubstantiated story of Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia. They are not interested in reporting the news they’re only interested in protecting the Obama administration while attacking President Trump. Fortunately, people like Chairman Nunes are willing to ensure that the American people receive the information they need. No matter how desperately the left tries to obfuscate the issue, the truth will still come out.
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