Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) charged three top members of former President Obama’s team of making hundreds of requests to unmask the names of Americans in intelligence reports. The requests were made during the election and transition period, and the names included members of the Trump Team. The three officials requesting the unmasking were Former CIA director John Brennan, former national security adviser Susan Rice, and former U.N. ambassador Samantha Power.
As reported in The Hill, Nunes sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats saying the unmasking 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,”
According to the letter,