On Friday, Senior Fox News Correspondent revealed on Friday that Intel Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) knows who unmasked the identities of Trump and his close associates. He also pointed out that the unmasking was only done for political purposes and had absolutely nothing to do with security.
Also, at this point it is pretty widely accepted that Obama spied on the Trump Transition Team.
Susan Rice first put herself in the news when she said the Benghazi massacre was a protest. She even defended deserter Bowe Bergdahl and claimed that he “served admirably.”
Mike Cernowich has more on the story Per the Medium:
The White House Counsel’s office identified Rice as the person responsible for the unmasking after examining Rice’s document log requests. The reports Rice requested to see are kept under tightly-controlled conditions. Each person must log her name before being granted access to them.
Upon learning of Rice’s actions, H. R. McMaster dispatched his close aide Derek Harvey to Capitol Hill to brief Chairman Nunes.
“Unmasking” is the process of identifying individuals whose communications were caught in the dragnet of intelligence gathering. While conducting investigations into terrorism and other related crimes, intelligence analysts incidentally capture conversations about parties not subject to the search warrant. The identities of individuals who are not under investigation are kept confidential, for legal and moral reasons.
Also on Monday Bloomberg confirmed that Susan Rice unmasked the surveillance on Trump and his associates. Per Eli Lake of Bloomberg:
White House lawyers last month discovered that the former national security adviser Susan Rice requested the identities of U.S. persons in raw intelligence reports on dozens of occasions that connect to the Donald Trump transition and campaign, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter.
The pattern of Rice’s requests was discovered in a National Security Council review of the government’s policy on “unmasking” the identities of individuals in the U.S. who are not targets of electronic eavesdropping, but whose communications are collected incidentally. Normally those names are redacted from summaries of monitored conversations and appear in reports as something like “U.S. Person One.”
The National Security Council’s senior director for intelligence, Ezra Cohen-Watnick, was conducting the review, according to two U.S. officials who spoke with Bloomberg View on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly. In February Cohen-Watnick discovered Rice’s multiple requests to unmask U.S. persons in intelligence reports that related to Trump transition activities. He brought this to the attention of the White House General Counsel’s office, who reviewed more of Rice’s requests and instructed him to end his own research into the unmasking policy.
All of the information is out on the table. Despite the mainstream media shying away from reporting this, it is now common knowledge that the Obama administrati
on spied on the Trump Transition Team. Another statement from Trump that was deemed “insane” has turned out to be true.