This seems noteworthy:
Q (I think @EliLake): Was the intelligence community *spying* on Trump? Nunes: “I guess it all depends on the one definition of spying”
— Ali Rogin (@AliABCNews) March 22, 2017
Nunes confirms US intel collected information on Trump campaign, transition teams unmasked – none of these activities related to Russia
— Katherine Gypson (@kgyp) March 22, 2017
This from Politico:
Members of the Donald Trump transition team, possibly including Trump himself, were under surveillance during the Obama administration following November’s election, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes told reporters Wednesday.
Nunes said the surveillance appears to have been legal, incidental collection and that it does not appear to have been related to concerns over collusion with Russia.
Nunes is going to the White House later Wednesday to brief the Trump administration on what he has learned, which he said came from “sources.”
Exit question: How does the executive branch answering to President Obama NOT inform President Obama that this is happening.
Answer to rhetorical exit question: Of course, he was informed or led the process.
Could it be that the Democrats were “stricken,” as the leftist fever swamp theorized, when they came out of the FBI briefing, because they found out that President Obama did wiretap Trump for political purposes?
The AP has more.