Obama administration records on Trump team ‘unmasking’ withheld from Judicial Watch
JUNE 23, 2017
A high-level group in the White House is stonewalling attempts by a government watchdog to obtain records about the Obama administration’s so-called unmasking of people on President Trump’s campaign and transition teams, according to Judicial Watch.
The government watchdog group told Fox News that the National Security Council, a White House group that advises the president on national security matters and foreign affairs, responded in a May 23 letter that the records have been transferred to President Obama’s as-yet-unopened library in Chicago — and won’t be available to the public for five years.
Judicial Watch’s efforts to obtain these documents comes as Fox News broke a story in April regarding National Security Council Adviser Susan Rice being among Obama appointees who during the last presidential election, asked for identities of U.S. citizens linked to the Trump campaign and transition teams who were caught up in U.S. intelligence surveillance.