Fox News reports today that a United States intelligence official who released names of private citizens affiliated with President Donald Trump’s team is “very well known, very high up, very senior in the intelligence world.” A congressional source close to the investigation told Fox, “The main issue in this case, is not only the unmasking of these names of private citizens, but the spreading of these names for political purposes that have nothing to do with national security or an investigation into Russia’s interference in the U.S. election.”
Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) is currently investigating the “unmasking” of US citizens whose communications were collected under former President Barack Obama. Two sources in the intelligence community told Representative Nunes in January about the exposure of a private citizen, the person responsible for the exposure, and gave him reports that showed the activity.
In response to the Fox story, President Trump tweeted today:
@FoxNews just reporting big news. Source: “Official behind unmasking is high up. Known Intel official is responsible. Some unmasked….