There will be a chance for the top Democrats on the House and Senate Intelligence Committees to see classified and top secret evidence that until now has been available only to Rep. Devin Nunes, the chairman of the Republican party for the House panel.
There was an invitation from the White House for key lawmakers to view what is expected to be documents showing improper handling and operating with intelligence on American citizens.
By reference it appears to be documents inspected on the White House grounds in near past by Nunes himself, although it was not presented by White House press secretary Sean Spicer explicitly.
Nunes set off a firestorm with a statement announcing that an unnamed source had shown him evidence that Trump transition aides have been improperly monitored and named in U.S. intelligence reports.
The California congressman’s claims appeared to be an effort to take heat off President Donald Trump over his almost certain claim that President Barack Obama ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower — even though Nunes himself presented clearly that’s not what his evidence shows.
Also, Nunes’ statements came soon after an intriguing committee hearing for the investigation of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election presented by FBI Director James Comey and also concerning possible links between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
Democrats concerning this news have said they have not been provided access to the documents and opposed Nunes that he is too close to the White House to lead the House Intelligence panel’s investigation.
Spicer replayed, Democrats would soon be called to see the evidence for themselves.
As he indicated, a letter of invitation had been sent from the White House to the chairmen and ranking Democrats on the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, to inspect evidenced intelligence at the White House.
“We have and will invite the Senate and House ranking members and chairman up to the White House to view that material in accordance with their schedule,” he added.