Washington( CNN) President Donald Trump’s sunrise tweet casting aspersions on the domestic surveillance program his own intelligence bureaucrats have called essential set off a thunderclap of concern in Washington — and accentuated the pitfalls of the President’s morning television tweet-alongs.

Phones at the White House began ringing almost immediately after Trump wrote at 7:33 a.m. ET that the FISA program up for reauthorization in the House on Thursday may have been used to “badly surveil” his campaign.

On the blinking lines: Republican lawmakers and top intelligence bureaucrats perplexed that Trump had appeared to contradict more than a week of public statements from the administration in support of the reauthorization, which allows the government to conduct warrantless spying on US soil.

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