FRANCIS: “New information on the unmasking of associates of President Trump who were caught up in foreign surveillance. A source close to the House Intelligence Committee, speaking out about subpoenas to the FBI, NSA and CIA, and whether the scandals stop with the former heads of those organizations. Chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge is live with more from Washington.”
HERRIDGE: “Thank you, Melissa. After subpoenas were issued in May, a source close to the review tells Fox News that the FBI, CIA, and National Security Agency or NSA have fully complied with the House Intelligence Committee providing records that do suggest the unmasking of Americans’ encoded intelligence reports goes beyond the request of the former CIA director, John Brennan, former national security adviser Susan Rice there on the left, and former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power. The source who has direct knowledge of the works says more than half a dozen former senior Obama Administration officials are now of interest to House investigators. The subpoenas were issued by the House Intelligence Committee’s Devin Nunes, who took himself out of the Russia case earlier this year after an ethics complaint was filed alleging he violated federal law and congressional rules when he confirmed during the news conference that Trump campaign associates were incidentally collected by the intelligence community. It is a charge that Nunes disputes. This all comes as there’s expected testimony from Susan Rice, but whether that will happen this week is now in flux, Melissa.”
FRANCIS: “Is there any evidence that anyone broke the law in all this?”
HERRIDGE: “Of the records provided so far, Fox News has been told that the unmasking went beyond members of the Trump campaign team to other Americans, and some of the unmasking seems routine in nature, but other requests, we were told, will require more explanation about the underlined justification. That is not to say at this time that investigators have concluded the records show that the officials broke the law or violated procedures. That really ultimately rests with a review by the Department of Justice.”
FRANCIS: “Catherine Herridge, great reporting as always. Thank you.”
HERRIDGE: “You’re welcome.”

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