unmasking

What the House Subpoenas of Rice, Brennan, and Power in the ‘Unmasking’ Probe Mean

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

It is unlikely that any single instance of unmasking would be found to be a violation of law — and, indeed, it would not violate any penal statute (it would violate court-ordered “minimization” procedures). Nevertheless, were a pattern of unmasking established, divorced from any proper foreign-intelligence purpose, that would be a profound abuse of power in the nature of a “high crime and misdemeanor” — the Constitution’s predicate for impeachment.

A Scandal So Great It Has No Name

The intentional targeting of Obama’s political opponents – even members of Congress, reporters, business people, citizens is becoming more obvious says former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova, who calls for a federal grand jury to reveal the truth about the Obama-era intelligence leakers and their abuse of power.

Rand Paul's Day in the Sun

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

As events continue to evolve in the Susan Rice "unmasking" scandal, my hat's off to Rand Paul.  He's my new hero, out there demanding Rice testify and wondering why the former national security adviser was doing investigating that normally would have been done by the FBI.

Susan Rice must testify to Congress

Editors, Washington Examiner

As Trump's team prepared to take over the federal government, intelligence services' surveillance of foreign officials incidentally popped up with conversations about or involving members of Team Trump. Not only should journalists be taking this issue seriously, but Congress also owes it to the public to get the bottom of Rice's inconsistent account of what happened and discover whether it was indeed improper.