The NSA is about to end the debate over whether or not Obama officials spied on President Donald Trump’s incoming administration, and whether or not Obama officials “unmasked” certain members of Trump’s intelligence team. As the Free Beacon reports:
Documents shown to Nunes revealed what appears to be electronic spying on communications of the Trump presidential transition team, including the president-elect, between November and January during a foreign spying operation.
House Democrats and major news outlets have ignored or downplayed the alarming assertions of unauthorized spying and leaks of highly classified electronic intelligence.
Instead, critics who in the past have decried unauthorized electronic surveillance by the National Security Agency have focused on unconfirmed allegations of Russian government collusion with Trump aides during the 2016 election.
Nunes expects the new NSA documents to help answer questions about how and why the identities of Americans were “unmasked” in secret intelligence reports and widely disseminated throughout government during the last days of the Obama administration, the committee aide said.
The identification of Americans in the reports and their dissemination within government is raising questions among investigators about whether the Obama administration misused foreign intelligence as part of a political spying operation against the incoming Trump transition team.
We’re anxious to see what comes of this, and how the media reacts if in fact Nunes assertions are incredibly true. If so, it’s likely that Obama officials could face criminal charges.