James Clapper: Intel Community ‘Unmasked’ 1,934 U.S. Persons in 2016

‘There are cases when, to fully understand the context of the communication that has been obtained or the threat that is posed, the consumer of that collected intelligence may ask the identity of the U.S. person be revealed’

James Clapper: Intel Community ‘Unmasked’ 1,934 U.S. Persons in 2016 (The Washington Free Beacon)

Barack Obama's former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, testified Monday before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism that the intelligence community "unmasked" 1,934 U.S. persons in 2016.

Clapper said the term "unmasking" is often misunderstood and that it is important to know the context.

"There are cases when, to fully understand the context of the communication that has been obtained or the threat that is posed, the consumer of that collected intelligence may ask the identity of the U.S. person be revealed," Clapper said.

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