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House Intelligence Chair: Intel on Trump Campaign ‘Incidentally Collected’

House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) gave an unexpected press briefing yesterday to announce that intelligence community agents ‘incidentally collected’ information about the Trump transition team after the election.

The revelation is the first official admission by the federal government that Trump was, at least in part, correct in his claims of being monitored during and after his campaign.

And now the can of worms is wide open as White House supporters are demanding to know more about the extent of what was collected.

Here’s more from Breitbart

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Wednesday, the House Intelligence Chairman  Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said the U.S. intelligence community “incidentally collected” information on President Donald Trump transition team.

Nunes said, “So first I recently confirmed that on numerous occasions, the intelligence community incidentally collected information about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition. Details about U.S. persons associated with the incoming administration, details with little or no apparent foreign intelligence value were widely disseminated in intelligence community reporting. Third, I have confirmed that additional names of Trump transition team members were unmasked. And fourth and finally I want to be clear, none of this surveillance was related to Russia or the investigation of Russian activities or of the Trump team.”

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