HOW IS THIS NOT ILLEGAL? Sorry, Nunes, you just became a COLLABORATOR. #INVESTIGATE #INDEPENDENTINVESTIGATIONNOW @Regrann from @mercurial_era - BASH: Brian, I served as chief counsel of the House Intelligence Committee, and I think in the 40 years of the committee’s existence, since the post-Watergate era reforms, with the Church and Pike committees that emerged from those scandals, I have never heard of a chairman of an oversight committee going to brief the president of the United States about concerns he has about things he’s read in an intelligence reports. The job of the committee is to do oversight over the executive branch, not to bring them into their investigation or tip them off to things that they may be looking at. And I’ve got to believe that other members of the committee are horrified at what they just witnessed.
This is a chairman who is supposed to be doing an impartial bipartisan investigation of the president and his inner circle, and instead he goes and basically tells the president and his team everything he knows. It’s very concerning, particularly when what he has saying is that the collection was lawful, it was court-ordered by lifetime federal judges against a valid foreign intelligence targets, that the reports generated by the non-partisan, non-political intelligence community were of foreign intelligence value and then he goes and tries to make this into a political cover story for the president’s tweetstorm two Saturdays ago, and potentially reveals to the president things about the committee’s existing investigation. This is a true break down, Brian, in the entire oversight process. Nunes going to Trump before speaking to the Democrats on the committee gave off the appearance of providing cover to Trump as the FBI investigation into his ties to Russia penetrate the public consciousness. #nunes #devinnunes #trump #trumpinformant #gopcorruption #gop #donthecon #russiagate #wiretap #wiretapping #donaldtrump - #regrann