Top Republican’s attempt to steer the Trump-Russia probe toward ‘unmasking’ may be about to backfire spectacularly

11 Sep , 2017 Politics

File Photo: Devin Nunes speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 29, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

A top Republican’s attempt to deflect in the Trump-Russia probe could be about to backfire.
At the heart of the dispute is why the Obama administration requested the “unmasking” of Trump associates involved in conversations with Russian officials.
The documents obtained by the chair of the House Intelligence Committee could be trouble for some of the Trump associates involved.

President Donald Trump and his supporters have been on a mission to expose why the Obama administration requested the unmasking of his associates who were either mentioned or directly involved in surveilled conversations with Russian officials last year.

But pursuing that line of inquiry, which Trump has called “the biggest story” about his campaign and Russia, could provide more ammunition to the administration’s critics than its defenders — and a new report suggests it could backfire in spectacular fashion.

Intelligence documents obtained by House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes — who subpoenaed the National Security Agency, FBI, and CIA for them earlier this summer without telling his Democratic colleagues — contain no evidence of wrongdoing by the Obama administration, Reuters reported Monday.

But the memos do indicate that some of …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics

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