House Intel Committee seeks names of Obama officials who requested ‘unmasking’ of Americans picked up on surveillance

by Jake Tapper, CNN  |  published on March 16, 2017

170307192249-schiff-nunes-0307-exlarge-169The leaders of the House Intelligence Committee asked the three leaders of the intelligence community Wednesday about any time during the last seven months of the Obama administration whenever any of its agents and officials improperly named, or “unmasked,” and disseminated the identities of American citizens picked up in intelligence collection.

Chairman Devin Nunes, R-California, and Ranking Member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, wrote that they were concerned that members of the intelligence community have not been sufficiently honoring previously established “robust ‘minimization procedures'” to protect the identities of US citizens, including “masking” their names. The letter they sent refers to the disclosure to the public that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had several conversations with the Russian Ambassador.

The matter is relevant not only because of the House Intelligence Committee’s responsibility to conduct oversight of the intelligence community, but also as it may relate to surveillance of Russians known to US intelligence or any others who may have spoken with any advisers or individuals around then-candidate Donald Trump.

  • justinwachin

    Once the government collects the information some bureaucrat will use it to help the radical extreme left agenda. In the eyes of the pro-Obama infested bureaucracy the rights of American citizens is secondary to their desire for total power and the advancement of their radical anti-American agenda.

  • Webb

    ****Unplugged****
    Solves most surveillance problems…

  • Ramon1710 .

    The fake news crew at CNN need to pay attention to the Clinton Crime Syndicate giving away 20% or our uranium to Russia, instead of clinging to their cry-baby hallucinations that Russian hacking tracing to our President was what saved us from becoming a third world muslim country under Hilldog.

    • C. W. Good

      You’re absolutely right Ramon. Hillary Clinton should be brought up on charges over this uranium deal and sent to prison, period. Uranium is one of the main ingredients of atomic bombs! I’m so freaking sick of stinking democrats I could just puke. They lost the war in 1865 and by God they’ll lose this one even worse. It makes my Marine Corps blood just boil.
      Semper Fidelis
      ssgtgoodUSMC

      • Ralph – Msg Ret

        Killary & obendover have committed so many treasonous and seditious crimes “what difference does it make” what they are tried with as long as they wind up in a deep HOT hole in Gitmo!!

        • Askjrsk

          Let’s get going JEFF SESSIONS. Turn up the heat.

      • Askjrsk

        Agree wholeheartedly

    • Askjrsk

      Their objective is to deflect from this huge act of TREASON .

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