National Security – The Great Unmasking

“As my friend, colleague and LRC co-conspirator, Judge Andrew P. Napolitano of FOX News fame recently discussed on our Judging Freedom podcast and other select outlets:”

“Just to be clear, there are two kinds of unmasking. In the ordinary course of intelligence work, the White House may request a transcript of a surveilled conversation or some communication between an American and a foreign agent. And it might be necessary for the White House fully to appreciate the content of the communication to know the identity of American; so that American is then unmasked. That is a lawful unmasking.”

But if the unmasking was done for political reasons or to embarrass the American or to embarrass a person of affiliated with the American, like the president-elect of the United States, that’s a felony.”