Former DNI James Clapper Says He and Susan Rice Both 'Did Unmaskings': Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper admitted on CNN that he has unmasked Americans during his time under the Obama administration, and defended doing so.
“So I did unmaskings during my six-and-a-half years at DNI, Susan did as well, and it was not done for political purposes whatsoever,” he said.
He also said National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster was “right” to approve Rice for a top secret security clearance in April, despite President Trump criticizing her for unmasking his campaign associates.
“Good on General McMaster, he’s a great soldier and he’s done exactly the right thing here,” Clapper said.
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