(This is what Trump retweeted on April 4th.)RICE ORDERED SPY DOCS ON TRUMP? https://t.co/bL2nZRFxk9— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) April 4, 2017
Courtesy of NBC News:
A review of the surveillance material flagged by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes shows no inappropriate action by Susan Rice or any other Obama administration official, Republican and Democratic Congressional aides who have been briefed on the matter told NBC News.
President Donald Trump told the New York Times he believed former National Security Adviser Rice broke the law by asking for the identities of Trump aides who were mentioned in transcripts of U.S. surveillance of foreign targets. Normally, the identities of Americans are blacked out in transcripts circulated by the National Security Agency, but they may be "unmasked," if their identities are relevant to understanding the intelligence.
Members of the House and Senate intelligence committees from both parties have traveled to NSA headquarters to review the relevant intelligence reports.
"I saw no evidence of any wrongdoing," said one U.S. official who reviewed the documents, who would not agree to be identified further. "It was all completely normal."
His assessment was shared by a senior Republican aide who had been briefed on the matter but declined to speak on the record.
So that means when Devin Nunes called those press conferences and rushed to the White House to breathlessly warn Trump that he and his associates were under surveillance, that he was simply making the whole thing up?
The House Ethics Committee is already supposedly investigating this, but I think there needs to be a full blown investigation by the FBI that looks into exactly what, or who, convinced Nunes to attempt to sabotage the House intelligence Committee investigation and to then try to pin blame on Susan Rice.