This story continues to develop, so we’ll be updating the post accordingly.

Amid President Trump’s claims the Obama administration “wiretapped” him prior to taking office, comes this little tidbit from the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA).

In a press conference Wednesday, Nunes confirmed, “on numerous occasions, the intelligence community incidentally collected information about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition.”

Nunes said the investigations do not appear to be related to Russia.

From Politico:

Members of the Donald Trump transition team, possibly including Trump himself, were under surveillance during the Obama administration following November’s election, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes told reporters Wednesday.

Nunes said the surveillance appears to have been legal, incidental collection and that it does not appear to have been related to concerns over collusion with Russia.

Nunes is going to the White House later Wednesday to brief the Trump administration on what he has learned, which he said came from “sources.”

As Professor Jacobson predicted weeks ago, it all depends on what your definition of “is” is.

It appears Rep. Nunes announced his findings first at the press conference earlier today. Ranking committee Democrats and the White House were all surprised by Nunes’ announcement.

And BOOM goes the dynamite:

Trump feels “somewhat” vindicated:

About those FISA warrants…

The DOJ? What DOJ?

Nunes is particularly concerned about the “unmasking” which must be ordered and specifically calls for “American A” to be explicitely named in intelligence collection

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