[Swiftwater Gazette] unmasked intelligence reports

Ed kroposki kroposki at att.net
Wed Mar 29 11:22:38 EDT 2017

     On Wednesday, March 29, 2017 11:21 AM, Ed kroposki <kroposki at att.net> wrote:

 unmaskedintelligence reports
March29, 2017http://circa.com/politics/barack-obama-changed-how-nsa-intercepts-of-americans-like-donald-trump-could-be-shared
“Ashis presidency drew to a close, Barack Obama’s top aides routinely reviewed intelligence reports gleaned from the National SecurityAgency’s incidental intercepts of Americans abroad, takingadvantage of rules their boss relaxed starting in 2011 to help thegovernment better fight terrorism, espionage by foreign enemies andhacking threats.”
“Amongthose cleared to request and consume unmasked NSA-based intelligencereports about U.S. citizens were Obama’s national security adviserSusan Rice, his CIA Director John Brennan and then-Attorney GeneralLoretta Lynch.”
“Tointelligence professionals, the public revelations affirm anundeniable reality.  Overthe last decade, the assumption of civil liberty and privacy protections for Americans incidentally intercepted by the NSAoverseas has been eroded in the name of national security.”
“Justificationfor requesting such unmasking can be as simple as claiming “theidentity of the United States person is necessary to understandforeign intelligence information or assess its importance.” 
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