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March 27, 2017

Devin Nunes Got His Information About Intel Reports from an Intel Officer, and That's a Scandal Or Something

Or at least the Democrats are trying to make this into their new Rachel Maddow Moment.

Nunes says he had to view the documents which he says may prove Obama targeted Trump from a sensitive compartmentalized information facility (SCIF) that could display executive branch information, which Congress doesn't have. A source -- who he says is an intelligence officer himself -- suggested he use one of the White House's SCIFs to view the material. Then Nunes walked over to Trump to tell him what he'd seen.

It seems very strange indeed that someone needs to tell Trump about information to which Trump should already be in possession of, but then, it was reported some time ago (and then semi-retracted and semi-denied) that certain members of the intel community were not telling Trump things they'd ordinarily tell the president.

Why it had to be done this way, I don't know -- maybe only delivering information to a Congressman gets you whistleblower status.

Meanwhile, James Comey and NSA Director Rodgers are not coming to a previously-scheduled closed-door briefing of Congress. They haven't said why.


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