The story of James Comey’s testimony was quickly covered up when Representative Devin Nunes came out the following day with reports that the U.S. intelligence community may have “inadvertently” spied on members of the Trump campaign.
Made famous for revealing that the NSA was collecting bulk amounts of data from nearly every American, Edward Snowden tweeted out that the FBI and NSA aren’t above the law and whistleblowers will continue to leak documents until things change within the intelligence community.
This is simply not true. Even monstrously unjust sentences (Manning) have been shown insufficient to deter the next whistleblower. https://t.co/6oZ819FF3J
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) March 20, 2017
The story continues unfold now that there are reports that the NSA may provide proof that the Obama administration was indeed spying on Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign.
After receiving this information from “sources”, Fox News reported,
The intelligence is said to leave no doubt the Obama administration, in its closing days, was using the cover of legitimate surveillance on foreign targets to spy on President-elect Trump, according to sources.
The key to that conclusion is the unmasking of selected U.S. persons whose names appeared in the intelligence, the sources said, adding that the paper trail leaves no other plausible purpose for the unmasking other than to damage the incoming Trump administration.
The FBI hasn’t been responsive to the House Intelligence Committee’s request for documents, but the National Security Agency is expected to produce documents to the committee by Friday. The NSA document production is expected to produce more intelligence than Nunes has so far seen or described – including what one source described as a potential “smoking gun” establishing the spying.
Some time will be needed to properly assess the materials, with the likely result being that congressional investigators and attorneys won’t have a solid handle on the contents of the documents – and their implications – until next week.
Due to the FBI being increasingly difficult regarding this matter, it seems sources from within the NSA, who hold more loyalty to the truth than their own careers, may be willing to provide the evidence that Donald Trump himself has yet to reveal. The reveal could come as soon as Friday.