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National Review: Trump Right About Obama 'Unmasking and Surveillance'

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By    |   Thursday, 01 Jun 2017 11:41 AM

President Donald Trump is right to complain about the Obama administration's surveillance of private citizens, according to a new report.

National Review wrote Thursday morning that because evidence has been uncovered in recent months regarding the unmasking of names in electronic surveillance reports, the president has a legitimate reason to be upset.

National Review goes into detail about the National Security Agency's "upstream" system, a surveillance program that collects electronic communications to and from the United States through network operators. Included in that surveillance are email addresses belonging to foreigners.

However, it's been reported that the system also included simple ways of obtaining email addresses of American citizens that were captured in that data.

"Separately, the government admitted that in 2016, an FBI agent searched for and read private email messages involving an American suspect that the National Security Agency had collected via its warrantless surveillance program," National Review wrote. "No matter how rotten that particular suspect was, some Americans will prefer a system where the FBI has to get a warrant to read your e-mails."

The Trump administration amended the surveillance program in March, National Review reports.

The subject of surveillance on American citizens has been a daily storyline since it was reported in April that former national security adviser Susan Rice had asked for the names of several Americans connected with Trump's campaign to be unmasked for intelligence gathering reasons.

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