Devin Nunes, House Intelligence Committee Chairman, just dropped a bombshell revelation about Obama’s surveillance activities.
He told the director of National Intelligence that “there were ‘hundreds’ of ‘umasking’ requests under the Obama administration and that many were made under suspicious circumstances.”
He further stated that the material unmasked “could have been used improperly for political purposes.”
According to The Blaze, Nunes wrote in a letter to director of National Intelligence Dan Coats:
“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,” he said, “including the selective, anonymous leaking of such information.
“[T]his Committee has learned that one official, whose position has no apparent intelligence-related function, made hundreds of unmasking requests during the final year of the Obama Administration,” he continued.
Nunes claimed several of the requests appeared to be lacking in justification for the information sought. He noted that some requests were followed upon by leaks to the media, implying Obama administration officials were the sources of those leaks.
The congressman also connected these unmasking requests to the Trump transition team.
“Obama-era officials sought the identities of Trump transition officials within intelligence reports,” he wrote. “However, there was no meaningful explanation offered by these officials as to why they needed or how they would use this U.S. person information.”
Nunes himself has been under attack by “several left-wing activist groups” who have “filed accusations against him in the Office of Congressional Ethics.”
Nunes, however, calls these charges “entirely false and politically motivated”–an attempt to silence Nunes as “the American people are beginning to learn the truth about the improper unmasking of the identities of U.S. citizens and other abuses.”
Behold, the very things we warned about with such a massive surveillance apparatus are coming to pass.