The intelligence reports at the center of the Susan Rice unmasking controversy were detailed, and almost resembled a private investigator's file, according to a Republican congressman familiar with the documents.
Lawmakers probing the surveillance of key officials in the Trump campaign and administration say the intelligence agencies now nominally under the president's control are stonewalling efforts to get to the bottom of who revealed names and leaked protected information to the press.
The CIA, FBI and National Security Agency - all agencies in position to aid the probe - are not cooperating. "Our requests are simply not being answered," said one House Intelligence committee source about the lack of responsiveness. "Any information that will help find the extent on the unmasking and surveillance is purposely not being provided," said the Senate source.
Sources within the NSA said they are watching the investigation closely, with one telling Fox News, "A number of people saw a lot of very questionable stuff. [The Obama admin was] using national assets and intelligence for politics."
In short, all the information agencies mentioned above are supposed to have access to the answers to the questions being asked here. Or more accurately, the accusations being tossed around. Instead, the NSA, the FBI, and the CIA are refusing to help, despite their reputations being on the line. NSA. FBI. CIA. So much government power. So few testicles.
Of course, we're still waiting on more information to roll in regarding the extent of the Obama admin's corruption. Information which likely won't come from the NSA, CIA or FBI, mind you. Thanks for all that you do, feds.
We'll keep you updated on long road ahead. Hold onto your butts...