Trump feels 'somewhat' vindicated after surveillance briefing

Corn was one of the reporters huddling about Nunes after the hearing when the names of the two Trump supporters surfaced. He said he would brief the White House later Wednesday. He believes the surveillance to be legally collected, but nevertheless said he is "alarmed" by the discovery.

Any surveillance on American soil, whether of foreigners or Americans, has to be approved by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, a post-Watergate reform created to prevent the government from spying without warrants on its citizens.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) has released a statement about revelations made Wednesday by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare).

A row has broken out among members of the House Intelligence Committee over the investigation into allegations that Donald Trump was wiretapped during the presidential election.

"Nunes told me he didn't know who they were", wrote Corn.

"This is a normal, incidental collection, based on what I could collect", Nunes said.

One of them graduated from both Stanford and Harvard, was taunted growing up and called names like "Talmudic Jewboy", and can't stand the sound of helicopters over Los Angeles.

"I don't know what he's saying", McCain added. Translation: It bothers Nunes, and Trump. Given all of the scrutiny on the Trump team's foreign ties to and business interests in a range of countries like China, it makes a difference which ones he was talking about. "That's different than having the Obama administration surveil the Trump campaign".

'I very much appreciated the fact that they found what they found, ' President Trump told reporters during a meeting the Congressional Black Caucus today. So that's a no to Trump being vindicated on his baseless claim.

Schiff added "it certainly does not suggest - in any way - that the president was wiretapped by his predecessor". His panel asked USA intelligence agencies for details on members of Trump's team whose communications may have been intercepted by US spy agencies.

House Democrats on the Intelligence Committee cautioned their Republican colleagues Tuesday against getting in the way of calling people like Flynn and Manafort to testify. Nunes emphasized at the news conference that the surveillance through which the communications were collected had nothing to do with Russian Federation or any investigation into Russian Federation and the 2016 US elections. "Finally, I want to be clear, none of this surveillance was related to Russia or the investigation of Russian activities or the Trump team", Nunes said. Nunes said, explicitly, that "there was not a physical wiretap of Trump Tower". It will distract the press for another few days. If the communications were gathered by authorization of a FISA warrant, the material would have been classified. "Not to bring them into their investigation or to tip them off to things they may be looking at". Justice is slow, but when she gets there, she is brutal.

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