Intel Chair Nunes suspects Obama aides may have unmasked hundreds of Americans for partisan purposes

Members of the Obama Administration may have conspired to unmask hundreds of American citizens for partisan political purposes, new evidence shows

WASHINGTON (INTELLIHUB) — A letter sent by House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) to the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, accuses top aides to former President Barack Obama of unmasking hundreds of American citizens, possibly for political purposes.

“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.

The Hill’s John Solomon reported:

Ordinarily, Americans whose email or phone data or conversations are intercepted by the National Security Agency without a warrant overseas are legally required to have their names redacted or masked with descriptions like “U.S. person 1” to protect their identities in intelligence reportsBut beginning in 2011, Obama loosened the rules to make it easier for intelligence officials and his own political aides to request that the names be unmasked so they could better understand raw intelligence being gathered overseas.

But beginning in 2011, Obama loosened the rules to make it easier for intelligence officials and his own political aides to request that the names be unmasked so they could better understand raw intelligence being gathered overseas.

Nunes is expected to introduce legislation to prevent this problem from occurring in the future.

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