NEW MEDIA OUTLET Tells How Obama’s Rule Changes Opened Door for NSA Intercepts of Americans for Political Reasons e.g. faux Russian Trump connection
per Circa.com and John Solomon and Sara Carter
New news medium CIRCA.com featured story March 29 shows how President Obama changed NSA intercepts of Americans like Donald Trump so they could be shared. Some intercepted communications from November to January involved Trump transition figures or foreign figures’ perceptions of the incoming president and his administration. Intercepts involving congressional figures also have been unmasked occasionally for some time.
The NSA is expected to turn over logs as early as this week to congressional committees detailing who consumed reports with unmasked Americans’ identities from their intercepts since the summer of 2016.
This information is likely to become a primary focus of the Russia counterintelligence probe of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees.
Circa confirmed the unmasking procedures through interviews with intelligence professionals and by reviewing previously classified documents it obtained that described the loosening of privacy requirements.
NEW MEDIA OUTLET Tells How Obama’s Rule Changes Opened Door for NSA Intercepts of Trump / Americans