There have been a lot of concerns about alleged surveillance on the Trump team as well as reports of surveillance on others as well, including presidential candidates.
There has been what appears to be improper use of ‘incidentally collected’ information with people like Susan Rice stonewalling about the unmasking of the collected information.
There have been all kinds of leaks as a result of this surveillance and unmasking, most with the seeming purpose to undermine President Donald Trump.
Just yesterday in testimony before Congress, former CIA Director talked about how dangerous leaks were to our national security.
Now, it seems that Rep. Trey Gowdy is finally going to do something to try to put a stop it.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) on Wednesday said government surveillance programs would not receive the necessary congressional reauthorization for them to continue at the end of the year unless officials answer questions on who in the intelligence community unmasked certain individuals.
Susan Rice refused to testify about the unmasking and others have stonewalled in getting to the question about the unmasking and the leaks.
Gowdy is tired of it and he wants the answers.
“We’re not going to reauthorize these surveillance programs if the American people are not satisfied that their security is going to be safeguarded,” Gowdy told Hemmer.
“The unmasking within the intelligence community, that is a privilege to be able to request that a U.S. person’s name be unmasked and I want to know who’s making the request, what is the evidentiary basis of that request,” Gowdy continued.
He said people should also be concerned about the late in the term unmasking that went on at the end of the Obama administration.
If they don’t get the authorization, then they wouldn’t get the information and can’t leak on people.
And then that will stop a lot of the undermining from these leakers.
Go Gowdy! Use the power of Congress to pull these people in…