White House officials helped Nunes get intel

Ake File Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington

"The intelligence community's assessment that Russian Federation interfered in our elections - paired with mounting evidence of connections between the Trump administration and Putin's government - demands a thorough and nonpartisan investigation", said Takano, who serves on House committees pertaining to education and the workforce, space, science and technology and veterans affairs.

Lake, writing in Bloomberg, made two points of particular interest: that Nunes told him that the intelligence reports were sent to the Obama White House, as well as other Executive Branch agencies, and that Nunes "has a history of cultivating independent sources inside the intelligence community", and has a "network of whistleblowers", as seen in his investigations on Benghazi and pressure inside military Central Command to produce positive reports on US anti-ISIS campaigns. Nunes angered Schiff and other Democrats on the committee when he shared details about their investigation with the public and the White House before sharing it with them.

Citing unnamed USA officials, the Times identified the White House officials as "Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the senior director for intelligence at the National Security Council, and Michael Ellis, a lawyer who works on national security issues at the White House Counsel's Office".

The White House quickly embraced Nunes' revelations, saying they vindicated Trump's explosive and unverified claim that President Barack Obama wiretapped his NY skyscraper.

The White House's invitation letter came amid a quickly rising storm over Rep. Devin Nunes, who heads the House intelligence committee.

The United States is no longer making removing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a focus of its policy in the war-torn country, the USA ambassador to the United Nations says. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called for Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (WI) to replace Nunes as chair; Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), backed by Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), called for him to resign.

Chinese warplane deployment in South China Sea imminent: USA think tank
China announced, and last week denied , plans to build on the highly strategic Scarborough Shoal near Manila and Subic Bay. It lies 250 miles southeast of a major Chinese submarine base on Hainan Island.

Cohen-Watnick was almost fired earlier in the month at the request of National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, but was overruled by US President Donald Trump after he appealed to White House advisers Stephen Bannon and Jared Kushner, Trump's Jewish son-in-law.

Regarding how Devin Nunes get onto White House grounds, Spicer said he still does not know.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for what the time the letter was sent. The Times report indicated that two National Security Council staffers allegedly presented Nunes with documents validating President Donald Trump's Twitter claim that Obama wiretapped him.

He questioned why the materials came to the White House by way of Nunes rather than by a more direct route.

Comey said he would not testify without a formal invite, a spokesman for Nunes told CNN.

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