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Sun Mar 26, 2017, 11:42 AM


Lawmaker's 'peculiar midnight run' endangers Trump-Russia inquiry: theguardian.com 3/26/17

Nunes has been under scrutiny over the past week for other reasons. He is reported to have gone missing on Tuesday night, under mysterious circumstances. The Daily Beast reported that Nunes received a message on his phone while travelling in a Uber car with a senior committee staffer in Washington, and then left the car abruptly without telling the staffer where he was going.

The next day he called a press conference, without telling his senior staff what he was going to say, and announced that he had seen “dozens” of intelligence reports that showed US intelligence agencies had “incidentally collected” material on members of the Trump transition team.

Such incidental collection happens when court-approved surveillance of an intelligence target picks up communications involving US persons who are not the formal target of the surveillance.

Nunes did not share the intelligence material he claimed to have seen with Democratic members of his committee, and instead outraged them further by briefing Trump. He said later: “I had a duty and obligation to tell him because, as you know, he’s taking a lot of heat in the news media.”

The president later said he felt “somewhat” vindicated in his repeated claims to have been the target of an Obama administration wiretap, even though those claims have been repudiated by Comey, intelligence chiefs and senior Republicans who said there was no evidence for them.


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bitterross Mar 2017 #1

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Sun Mar 26, 2017, 12:09 PM



You took an oath to the Constitution. THAT is where your duty lies. Not with your Republican President and not with your Republican party.

A person in your position should know better than to become involved in a matter like this in the manner in which you did. Which clearly shows you are unfit to be in your position as Chair of the House Intelligence Committee.

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