(NationalSentinel) Political Intrigue:Â House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., at an impromptu press conference earlier today, said he planned to call in FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers in for a closed session of the committee after finding “concerning information” in intelligence reports.
This comes on the heels of an earlier report that the NSA was expected to provide Nunes with “smoking gun” evidence that Team Trump, and possibly the president-elect himself, were definitely under “legal” but highly improper surveillance by the Obama administration, information that essentially vindicates President Donald J. Trump’s March 4 tweets that ObamaÂ had his “wires tapped” before the Nov. 8 election.
Nunes told reporters he wanted to discuss information with Comey and Rogers “they couldn’t answer in a public setting.”
Nunes’ full statement is here:
BREAKING: House Intelligence Committee chair Nunes says Trump's former campaign chairman has volunteered to be interviewed by the committee. pic.twitter.com/yb8OJnwETW
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Nunes also revealed that President Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, has volunteered to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on his alleged connections to Russia.
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Interestingly,Â the Washington press keeps asking Nunes to revealÂ his sources, though you can bet had Nunes or the White House asked the media forÂ their sources of leaked information, they’d laugh them out of the room.
The plot thickens. As we noted earlier today, if it is discovered that Comey lied to the Intelligence Committee on Monday when he said he had “no information” regarding Trump’s tweeted allegations, the president will have a decision to make about Comey’s future in government.
One caveat: Comey also said that the FBI was still in the throes of a counterintelligence probe of Team Trump’s alleged ties to Russia, but it’s looking more like that was a made-up excuse by the press and the former administration to use as “justification” for the former president to use the power of government to spy on the campaign of a rival presidential nominee.
Here is what Nunes said onÂ Fox News Thursday night:
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