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June 02, 2017

Lindsey Graham: I Have Reason to Believe I Was Surveilled, and Maybe Unmasked, by the Obama Administration

I hear that Jake Tapper's non-coverage of this is very in-depth and balanced.

Another story for CNN to ignore:

"I have reason to believe that a conversation I had was picked up with some foreign leader or some foreign person and somebody requested that my conversation be unmasked," Graham told Fox News Friday.


According to Graham, intelligence officials have told him that 1,950 instances of Americans talking to foreign agents have been surveilled, either by the CIA, FBI or the National Security Agency. He is now questioning whether the Obama administration used that surveillance for political ends.


"Here is the concern. Did the people in the Obama administration listening to these conversations, was there a politicizing of the intelligence gathering processes?" Graham asked. "Are the 1,950 collections on American citizens? How many of them involved presidential candidates, members of Congress from either party and if these conversations were unmasked, who made the request?"

Graham clarifies that while he has reason to believe he was surveilled, and allows that was probably incidental, he doesn't know if he was also unmasked -- which is what he's really asking about.


But do note that in his quote, he says he has reason to believe he was unmasked, too.

Not sure which is the claim he's actually making.

Stay tuned to a channel other than CNN for updates to this story.

BTW, enjoy CNN's decision that while it is "news" to claim Trump must somehow encourage "body-slamming" by GOP politicians, it's a foul to point out that this rule, were it accepted, would mean Obama encouraged Anthony Weiner.

On CNN, you're not allowed to make obvious-but-impossible-to-refute points that hurt Democrats.


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