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Susan Rice requested to unmask names of Trump transition officials, sources say

Multiple sources tell Fox News that Susan Rice, former national security adviser under then-President Barack Obama, requested to unmask the names of Trump transition officials caughtup in surveillance.

What is unmasking, and did Susan Rice do anything wrong?

It doesn’t have the ring of “Benghazi,” or “Whitewater,” but Republicans are seizing upon what they see as a new scandal: “Improper unmasking.” The issue: Did President Obama’s national security adviser, Susan Rice, do something wrong when she requested that the identities of some Trump aides be “unmasked,” or revealed to a small group of cleared government officials, after those names turned up in surveillance reports of foreigners in the waning days of the last administration?

Krauthammer’s Take: On Susan Rice’s Unmasking, Democrats ‘Are Pretending It Is Not an Issue’

Charles Krauthammer argued that the Russian investigation now involves multiple issues, and that it is a partisan maneuver to say that one or another is the only one that matters: A lot of the media are playing along with it, but it’s not going to work, because you have to ask yourself, “Where does Rhodes or Senator King get the divine authority to decide what’s the issue and what’s not the issue?”