This at least possibly could evolve into a Watergate-style scandal for the Obama administration. Who allowed the unmasking? Did the Obama White House have anything to do with it? Was the White House involved in seeking the surveillance, and was the intent not just to eavesdrop on Russians, but even more so, to listen in on the people the Russians were talking to – Trump and his aides? Since listening in on the Americans would have been illegal, wiretapping the Russians would have been a back door way to get to Trump.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes said Wednesday he had briefed President Trump on new information, unrelated to an investigation into Russian activities, that suggested several members of his transition team — and possibly the president himself — had their identities “unmasked” after their communications were swept up through incidental collection, the Washington Examiner reported.
“What I have read bothers me and I think it should bother the president himself and his team, because I think some of it seems to be inappropriate,” Nunes told reporters at the White House following his meeting with Trump.