Woodward: Surveillance Report Likely 'Highly Classified
Gossip' About Trump
As seen on The O'Reilly Factor
Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward said that
allegations from a report that say President Trump's transition team was named
in surveillance reports of foreign individuals would be "gross
A couple of diplomats who were legitimately wiretapped
were talking about meeting Trump or his team, Woodward said on "The
House Intel Chairman: Trump’s Communications Possibly
Picked Up By ‘Incidental’ Surveillance
Ali Vitali, Kasie Hunt and Ken Dilanian
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes told
reporters Wednesday he has seen reports from the U.S. intelligence community
that showed communication from members of President Trump's transition team —
and possibly from the president himself — were incidentally collected as part
of a broader surveillance effort.
The collections were not related to investigations into
Russia and its alleged connections to the Trump campaign.
Nunes told reporters the collection appeared to be
"normal" and "all legally collected foreign intelligence
under" the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA.
He would not identify the source of this material and
implied he had seen it independently. He said he briefed House Speaker Paul
Ryan about the documents Wednesday morning.
It's not clear if he showed the material to the ranking
member on the House Intelligence Committee, Democrat Adam Schiff. A spokesman
for Schiff initially declined to comment.
Nunes also said he was going to the White House tin the
afternoon to brief President Trump, a planned visit which White House Press
Secretary Sean Spicer confirmed.
Nunes said he was "alarmed" by the findings.
"I believe it was all done legally. I think it was
all obtained legally. The question is was it masked," Nunes told
Nunes also said he did not share the information with the
ranking Democratic member of the intelligence committee, Rep. Adam Schiff,
before holding the press conference.
Spicer called Nunes' claims a "startling
revelation" and lambasted what he saw as the media's
"presumptive" tone of negativity toward the administration on the