Nunes: Hundreds of ‘unmaskings’ by Obama aides in 2016; ‘easy access to U.S. person info’

Nunes: Hundreds of ‘unmaskings’ by Obama aides in 2016; ‘easy access to U.S. person info’
Devin Nunes (Image: Screen grab of Fox News video, YouTube)

[Ed. – This inevitably had to come out.  It was obvious from the beginning that this is what was happening.]

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is accusing top political aides of President Obama of making hundreds of requests during the 2016 presidential race to unmask the names of Americans in intelligence reports, including Trump transition officials.

Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), in a letter to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, said the requests were made without specific justifications on why the information was needed.

“We have found evidence that current and former government officials had easy access to U.S. person information and that it is possible that they used this information to achieve partisan political purposes, including the selective, anonymous leaking of such information,” Nunes wrote in the letter to Coats. …

In Thursday’s letter, Nunes said the total requests for Americans’ names by Obama political aides numbered in the hundreds during Obama’s last year in office and often lacked a specific intelligence community justification. …

His letter noted requests from senior government officials, unlike career intelligence analysts, “made remarkably few individualized justifications for access” to the U.S. names.

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