On his radio show, Fox News host Sean Hannity threatened to take legal action against former President Barack Obama after accounts revealed that he had been “unmasked” from surveillance reports during the Obama presidency.
“I have it on pretty good authority that I’ve been ‘unmasked,’ among other things,” Hannity announced.
“And by the way, if I find out, I am going to sanction the biggest lawsuit that I possibly can with the biggest attorneys in the country so we can do something to stop the shredding of our Constitution,” he declared.
“I will do that because that is illegal and if my rights are violated,” he continued “we will find a way to make this happen.”
On Twitter, Hannity reposted an article detailing his assertions. He also wrote, “Stay tuned. Need more Intel,” and “I hired 4 of the countries [sic] best attorneys. THE CONSTITUTION MATTERS!!”
In the past, Hannity believed that he was “unmasked” by an Obama administration official. The procedure of “unmasking” refers to a request by intelligence officers to reveal the identity of United States citizens who are hidden during “incidental surveillance” of wanted suspects. Governmental surveillance is usually used to track terrorist suspects and protect national security.
However, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) reported that the members of the Obama administration took part in questionable “unmasking” and may have used the process to target political rivals.
“We have found evidence that current and former government officials had easy access to U.S. person information and that it is possible that they used this information to achieve partisan political purposes,” Nunes wrote, “including the selective, anonymous leaking of such information.”
“Obama-era officials sought the identities of Trump transition officials within intelligence reports,” he stated in the letter. “However, there was no meaningful explanation offered by these officials as to why they needed or how they would use this U.S. person information.”
First reported by The Blaze.