• News
  • Sci-tech

Kennedy: House Intelligence chairman must recuse himself

Kennedy: House Intelligence chairman must recuse himself

Nunes said he received intelligence reports indicating us intelligence "incidentally collected" information about Trump transition team members - and possibly the then-president-elect himself - while conducting foreign surveillance. Hours later, CNN reported that the F.B.I. had evidence that suggests Trump associates "communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign".

He also said the committee had made a decision to ask more questions of FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers, who appeared at an open hearing on Monday.

However, Mr Nunes said he was concerned that the names of members of Mr Trump's transition team were "unmasked" during the surveillance of foreign individuals.

"I'm actually alarmed by it", Nunes said, later adding he could not confirm whether his revelation meant Trump was "spied on".

Both Schiff and Nunes also addressed the issue of President Trump's baseless claims that former President Obama had his campaign under illegal surveillance.

Nunes said Friday that the committee may be about to receive some of the documents it requested from the NSA about the "unmasking" of identities of USA citizens incidentally swept up in US surveillance.

"Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make the wrong decision, " he said.

Nunes stated categorically that none of the information in the "dozens" of documents he saw had anything to do with Russian Federation or any criminal investigation.

Yet the information collected, spanning the November-January period in between Trump's election victory and his inauguration, was "widely disseminated" in United States intelligence circles, he said.

More news: Russian ex-MP Voronenkov shot dead at Kiev hotel

A week that began with a House Intelligence Committee hearing that confirmed that the FBI has launched a counter-intelligence investigation into possible collusion between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation ended with "deeply disturbing signs" that the congressional probe into Russian Federation election meddling is breaking apart.

But what was clear was that he took the information to President Trump and the White House before telling his committee, and Democratic members on that panel.

In a declassified report released in January, the intelligence community concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin helped the NY billionaire win the White House, an allegation dismissed both by Moscow and Trump.

"I think this is a serious mistake", Schiff told reporters.

In a statement to reporters Wednesday, Nunes had announced there were "dozens of reports" confirming members of Trump's transition had their communications "incidentally collected" by intelligence agencies.

The move drew immediate criticism from the panel's top Democrat, Representative Adam Schiff of California, who accused Nunes in a Twitter posting of an "attempt to choke off public info".

"Most of the names in the intercepts were in fact masked, and the chairman's concern was that he could still figure out the identities of some of the parties even though the names were masked", Schiff told reporters.

"We welcome his testimony before the committee", he said. "The chairman will need to decide whether he is the chairman of an independent investigation into conduct which includes allegations of potential coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russians or he's going to act as a surrogate of the White House because he can not do both", Schiff said.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

Breaking News



Recommended

India vs Australia 4th Test team news and playing XI

I thought he did a pretty good job last week (in Ranchi) when he was out on the field in Virat's absence. The stage is really set now for a fantastic fourth test match and the guys are really excited by that".

JCC Bomb Threats: Police Arrest Teenager In Israel

As NPR has reported , multiple waves of bomb threats targeted Jewish community centers across America over the past three months. It's unclear how numerous threats today's arrestee was responsible for, but investigators are treating him as a central suspect .

Bombay High Court asks protesting doctors to join work or face action

But Chief Justice Chellur was of the opinion that the resident doctors can not put the public at large in trouble. But doctors refused to budge till some of their demands in terms of security were implemented immediately.

ARM develops new chip for driverless cars

ARM's big.LITTLE design has been incorporated in into Qualcomm's latest processors and the A series chip found in the iPhone 7. And thanks to DynamIQ's anticipatory systems, they can switch between on and off quicker than ARM's current chip generation.

Here's how to watch NCAA March Madness in VR

Intel is also unveiling Intel True VR, having transitioned the technology and fan experience from the VOKE acquisition. Now Intel, with help from Turner Sports, is doubling down. "They can determine how they want to experience VR".

Turner, NCAA Team on March Madness Live VR App

The live games will be available from the March Madness VR app inside the Oculus store that's available for download today. Dedes, Smith and Byington will call the game specifically from the perspective of fans watching the live coverage in VR.

Microsoft launches special edition Xbox Wireless Controller Tech Series

Whether or not the Tech controller series will be quite as good quality as the Pro controllers remains to be seen. This new Xbox Wireless Controller will cost $69.99 and it will be available worldwide starting April 25.

Paris airport attacker phoned father to say 'I screwed up'

A toxicology result has revealed the attacker at Orly Airport over the weekend had consumed a cocktail of drugs and alcohol. French authorities are treating the attack at Orly airport as a terrorist incident, and have placed three people in custody.

Kim Jong-nam's identity confirmed with child's DNA: Malaysia

The attack was caught on surveillance video that shows two women going up to Kim and apparently smearing something on his face. There are nine Malaysians in North Korea - three embassy staff members and their family members.

Gamers Target Woman on Social Media Over New Video Game

We talked about the performance of the game and how you can run the game at 60 FPS at 1080p. To do this, you'll have to pre-order the game.