One open secret of the National Security Agency is its ability to intercept the communications of foreign leaders. That ability, it is safe to say, include Ukraine president Voldymor Zelensky, the target of President Trump’s pressure campaign to extract a public statement about rival Joe Biden.
How that Trump has been impeached and faces trial in the Senate, House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff says NSA has unspecified reccords that are relevant to the impeachment trial that the Congress does not have acces to.
Schiff, D-Calif., contended that the National Security Agency “in particular is withholding what are potentially relevant documents to our oversight responsibilities on Ukraine, but also withholding documents potentially relevant that the senators might want to see during the trial. That is deeply concerning.” He also said “there are signs that the CIA may be on the same tragic course.”
It’s less clear what the CIA might have.