Last month, PJ Media's David Steinberg noticed that media had been covering the nothingburger about Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn's phone calls with Russia's Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak like it was the story of the century. Meanwhile, media was ignoring truly explosive revelations about secret meetings between Obama administration officials and Iranian operatives concerning the Iranian nuclear deal.
It almost looked like Obama adviser Ben Rhodes' media echo chamber was still operational even after his boss had left office.
A U.S. intelligence official told NBC News that the FBI had found nothing improper in the eavesdropped telephone calls:
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media, said late Monday that there was never a formal "investigation" of the calls in December between retired Army Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn and Sergei Kislyak, Russia's ambassador in Washington.
According to the source, who was confirming a Washington Post report earlier Monday, intelligence officials merely listened in as part of routine eavesdropping on Kislyak.