This. Is. A. Bombshell.
The Obama Administration has been loosening regulations on who could be spied on for a very long time.
Circa News reporters, Sara Carter and John Solomon, have found that the move by the Obama Administration began to pull back privacy protections for American citizens way back in 2011.
Over the last decade, the assumption of civil liberty and privacy protections for Americans incidentally intercepted by the NSA overseas has been eroded in the name of national security.
Today, the power to unmask an American’s name inside an NSA intercept — once considered a rare event in the intelligence and civil liberty communities — now resides with about 20 different officials inside the NSA alone. The FBI also has the ability to unmask Americans’ names to other intelligence professionals and policymakers.
And the justification for requesting such unmasking can be as simple as claiming “the identity of the United States person is necessary to understand foreign intelligence information or assess its importance,” according to a once-classified document that the Obama administration submitted in October 2011 for approval by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. It laid out specifically how and when the NSA could unmask an American’s identity.
Read more: Circa
Watch Susan Rice talk about the ‘incidental’ collection of American citizens in Trump’s Transition Team:
Watch Sara Carter and John Solomon of Circa, talk to Hannity about their findings here:
Look at that! Dr. Evelyn Farkas, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, and ClashDaily News Item turns up again.
This is big.
Our privacy rights have been steadily pulled back by under the authoritarian, big government Obama Administration.
It’s time to get this fixed.
Did you get that, NSA?