Profoundly this: Nunes has be given a supervised purview (by supervising Intel personnel) of "dozens and dozens" of individual documents, each containing secret information collected by the Intelligence community, but in the possession of Obama staffers, discussions among Trump staff, "none of it related to the Russian influence," some documents of which, contained names of staff or descriptions so detailed as to make identification possible. As it turns out, this information was collected and, in part, released to the media (Times and Post). The release of names and/or identification staff, is a felony violation. According to the Nunes, this information was order by those near the top of the Obama Administration.
His purview was followed by a press conference in which he described his findings, a presser that was in the open and in clear view of the public. Friday, after complaining about being left in the dark, the committee's 2nd Chair, Adam Schiff, a Democrat, was given the same supervised viewing of the documents. After leaving that event, Schiff made remarks critical of Nunes' "violation of protocol," but not a word about the damning content that was his to review . . . . not a word.
I have believed for more than a week, now, that there is an increasing possibility that the Democrat's empty charges of Trump/Putin collusion, is about to blow up in the face of the Democrats. That prediction is looking more and more likely.
The existence of these written documents, and the leaking of information to the Major Media goes hand in hand with this admission:
. . . . . speaking [to] the people on The Hill, "Get as much information as you can. Get as much intelligence as you can before President Obama leaves the administration," because I had a fear that somehow that information would disappear with the senior people who left so it would be hidden away in the bureaucracy . . . . that the Trump folks, if they found out how we knew what we knew about the Trump staff dealing with Russians that they would try to compromise the sources and methods meaning that we would no longer have access to that intelligence.”
These are the words of Evelyn Farkas, an advisor to the Hillary campaign, a campaign she left in 2015.
On the one hand, we have hard evidence of the Obama people mining FBI or NSA documents for information to be used against Trump, and, on the other hand, we have Farkas and the Hillary people mining documents as they tried to develop a link between the Russians and the Trump campaigns.
Here is what Farkas said, on video. Keep in mind, that the Intel community has repeatedly said, there is no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians. So much for the Farkas evidence.