White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked a question about the unmasking of American citizens in intelligence reports, and whether or not the White House was aware of who had done the masking and, more importantly to some, who ordered the unmasking to be done.
Spicer replied that too many people were focused on the process of the investigation rather than the substance.
“I know a lot of folks want to talk about the process and not the surveillance and the underlying issue of the substance — the unmasking and leaks is what we should all be concerned about.”
Spicer went on to lay out the facts, as they were at the time of the press briefing, suggesting that the president was correct in claiming that the previous administration was gathering intelligence on his people.
He explained, that on March 2nd, an Obama administration foreign policy expert, Dr. Evelyn Farkas, was making an appearance on television, admitting to the collecting of intelligence on Donald Trump and his people.
“I was urging my former colleagues, frankly speaking, the people on the Hill; I was telling people on the Hill, get as much information as you can, get as much intelligence as you can. I had a fear that they were essentially watching the Trump staff, and he was worried about the Trump administration.”
It was within days of Farkas making this statement that...Read More HERE