Tuesday, March 28, 2017
GOP Rep. Nunes May Have Just Broken Law Himself By Disclosing Trump ‘Monitoring’ Info
By Rachel Stockman
In an extraordinarily rare move, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif) revealed to reporters that he had “seen intelligence reports that clearly show that the president-elect and his team” were at least monitored by American intelligence agencies “incidentally” after being caught up in communications with foreign officials.
Nunes, who said the monitoring was legal, nonetheless, wanted to immediately brief the President about what he had learned. Trump quickly responded saying that he felt somewhat vindicated about these revelations given his previous tweets accusing President Obama of wiretapping him.
But, what no one seems to be paying attention to is the fact that Nunes’ actions of disseminating this information to the public may in itself be illegal. A spokesperson for Nunes insisted to LawNewz.com that the congressman revealed no classified information and therefore did nothing wrong. But, legal experts aren’t so convinced, and one believes that he could even be prosecuted.