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Report: Susan Rice ordered ‘unmasking’ of Trump campaign associates

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Susan Rice, who served as former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser from 2013-17, made dozens of requests for the “unmasking” of then-President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team associates who were caught up in incidental surveillance, according to a new report. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

The White House reportedly discovered last month that Susan Rice, who served as former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser from 2013-17, made dozens of requests for the “unmasking” of U.S. persons in raw intelligence reports who were connected to then-President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team.

Rice’s frequent requests were discovered during a National Security Council’s review of the government’s policy on “unmasking” U.S. citizens who are caught up in surveillance but are not the target of intelligence eavesdropping, Bloomberg columnist Eli Lake reported Monday.

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