House Intel Committee: Probe of ‘unmasking’ actions at NSC now a ‘full-blown investigation’

House Intel Committee: Probe of ‘unmasking’ actions at NSC now a ‘full-blown investigation’
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[Ed. – Note the interesting point that WFB’s sources verify the reports with “unmasked” data would have gone to Ben Rhodes, Susan Rice’s deputy, as well as James Clapper and John Brennan.]

The House and Senate Intelligence Committees are expanding their investigations into former National Security Adviser Susan Rice’s alleged “unmasking” of U.S. persons who were incidentally collected in surveillance of foreign officials.

An unnamed member of the House Intelligence Committee confirmed that Rice is now under “a full-blown investigation,” Fox News reported on Wednesday. …

It is likely that President Donald Trump and members of his family were subjects of incidental surveillance, according to Fox…

Senate Intelligence Committee staffers also said they were investigating whether or not presidential candidates were unmasked, along with the roles of those potentially involved with the unmasking, including Rice.

The surveillance reports went to 20 or 30 people in the Obama administration with appropriate clearance, the same sources told Fox. Information about those surveilled would have gone to all of the National Security Council, some at the Defense Department, then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, then-CIA Director John Brennan, Rice, and her former deputy Ben Rhodes.

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