Wednesday, March 22, 2017

US spy agencies may have picked up Trump communications: lawmaker

Washington (AFP) - Donald Trump's communications may have been swept up in intelligence gathering on suspected foreign agents, according to explosive allegations made Wednesday by the Republican head of the House intelligence committee.

Devin Nunes -- who worked on Trump's transition team and is now leading an investigation into possible links between that campaign team and Russia -- said the now president's communications may have been intercepted late last year.

Nunes however said there was no evidence that then-president Barack Obama ordered the surveillance -- as Trump has claimed -- or that the president was the target.

Rather, Nunes suggested, Trump's communications were picked up during court-approved targeting of suspected foreign intelligence operatives ....