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NSA RECEIVED AROUND 2,000 REQUESTS TO UNMASK AMERICANS’ NAMES IN 2016

I think it’s one thousand nine-hundred and something,” NSA director Rogers said
Susan Jones | CNS News - MAY 9, 2017 0 Comments



If a U.S. citizen is caught up in incidental intelligence collection, that person’s name cannot be revealed unless the intelligence agency that gathered the information agrees to a request to “unmask” that American person’s name.

“How many of those requests did you get in 2016?” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) asked Admiral Michael Rogers at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday. Rogers heads both the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command.

“I think we’ve publicly acknowledged something – it’s 2,000. I think it’s one thousand nine-hundred and something,” Rogers replied.

“How many people can request the unmasking of an American citizen?” Graham continued.

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