Rep. Brian Babin, R-Tex., has asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate reports that former National Security Advisor Susan Rice and others "unmasked" several Donald Trump campaign officials swept up in U.S. surveillance operations against foreign targets, The Washington Times is reporting.
"The astonishing reports that senior White House officials in the Obama Administration, most notably then-National Security Adviser Susan Rice, may have abused their powers of office to violate the 4th Amendment protections by 'unmasking' the identities of U.S. citizens involved with the Donald J. Trump presidential campaign in intelligence reports gives great cause for concern," Babin said in a letter to Sessions on Wednesday
"Ms. Rice and any others who may have been involved with these activities should be called to account to explain their actions," he wrote. "If the facts do show that indeed these powers were abused, those responsible should be held fully accountable in a fair, impartial and independent inquiry."
Rice has denied she sought to improperly "unmask" Trump campaign officials, who were caught on surveillance, NBC News reports.
"The allegation is that somehow the Obama administration officials utilized intelligence for political purposes, " Rice said "That's absolutely false."
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