A key legislator who went public this week with charges that the Obama administration is collected and the dissemination of information derived from the monitoring of President Trump, the transition team said Friday the documents that he was shown “worried me.”
“There is some information in these documents concerns me and, I think, belong to it,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told reporters at a press conference.
He reiterated that it seemed that the information collected is still lawful, and expressed to expose concern over the decision, name.
By law, Americans are caught, which by the way is protected during surveillance of foreign targets, by masking their names”.” Nunes said, more than an American – and may Trump – had revealed their names and their names and information were widely distributed within the intelligence community.
“It seems like it was all legal survillance I can say is,” he said, ” but later added: “you have to ask, why were the names exposed.
“Has anyone maybe a good reason for it, but not from what I’ve had to read,” he said.
Nunes, said NSA Director Mike Rogers has “very cooperative” with his Committee, and could handing over of documents, the monitors may be the transcripts of the conversations, Friday or sometime next week
Nunes did not say how many names were exposed.
“There were additional unmasking, which was made in the documents that I read the other day. I don’t know, who is unmasked to be after you asked, I just know there are more,” he said, although he said he knew about the expose, before he read the documents.
He re-emphasized, however, that the President of Trump’s claims that Obama had listened to the Trump Tower, seemed to be unfounded.
“It’s not a Lauscha was the handle of the Trump Tower — this is not going to happen,” he said.
Nunes dropped a mid-week bombshell, as he told reporters on Wednesday that he had seen information showing that the communication of Trump transition officials had been arrested, about “random collection” – that is, she was picked up as the security authorities were monitoring other targets.
Nunes said while the information had been obtained legally, he added that it showed that the communications were subsequently widely used in an improper manner during the last days of the administration.
He told reporters that the former trump-campaign-Chairman Paul Manafort had volunteered to be interviewed by the Committee.
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Manafort confirmed this week that he had worked for a Russian billionaire about ten years ago, but he denied a report by the Associated Press suggests the lobby was used by the Russian political interests.
Manafort came from the Trump team in August after it was revealed that he had had previously for the pro-Russian party of ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.
But Nunes warned not to read too much into it, and stressed that Manafort had volunteered to be interviewed. As other people mentioned, the reported in the press, Nunes warned.
“We’re not going to be in the neo-McCarthyism of the time, where we just begin, in the Americans, only because they mentioned in a press story,” he said.
Both Rogers and FBI Director James Comey back for closed session testimony next week, Nunes said.
Trump’s initial National Security Adviser, Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, was forced to resign after information leaked to the press, he was in contact with the Russian Ambassador, the under the supervision.
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