Surveillance of Trump Team Began Before He Was Nominee

More details have emerged from the ongoing revelations from Rep. Devin Nunes, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

According to the latest report, Obama’s intelligence agencies were collecting information on Trump’s campaign well before he won the GOP nomination.

And data on private citizens was swept up as a part of the ‘incidental collection’ that his administration performed.

And now the traces are pointing a single high level official whom Nunes has yet to name.

Heads are about to roll.

Here’s more from Newsmax…

Numerous private citizens connected with President Donald Trump’s campaign team were “unmasked” in intelligence information swept up in “incidental collection” that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes secretly viewed last week, according to news reports on Friday.

The names were exposed by an individual who is not in the FBI, but is “very well known, very high up, very senior in the intelligence world,” a source told Fox News.

Nunes, the California Republican who is under fire for seeing the information but not sharing it with his committee, now knows who the individual is, the source told Fox.

“The main issue in this case, is not only the unmasking of these names of private citizens, but the spreading of these names for political purposes that have nothing to do with national security or an investigation into Russia’s interference in the U.S. election,” a congressional source told Fox.

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act only allows for individuals to be revealed in data collected incidentally when it is critical to the intelligence — and such information is only collected on U.S. residents who communicate with foreign targets.

But in this case, according to Fox, the names of private citizens connected to the Trump campaign were revealed — and it was not out of national security concerns.

“Unmasking is not unprecedented, but unmasking for political purposes . . . specifically of Trump transition team members . . . is highly suspect and questionable,” an intelligence source told the network. “Opposition by some in the intelligence agencies who were very connected to the Obama and Clinton teams was strong.

“After Trump was elected, they decided they were going to ruin his presidency by picking them off one by one.”

In addition, the incidental collection began before Trump became the Republican presidential nominee at last summer’s national convention last July.

Nunes has known about the unmasking of the private citizens since January, before Trump kicked off the controversy with his March 4 tweets alleging that former President Barack Obama had ordered wiretaps on his telephones in New York during the campaign last year.

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