Subject: Edward Snowden may hold keys into 'unmasked' intel requested by SusanRice
The question of what kinds of communications got Donald Trump
aides caught up in incidental U.S. wiretaps may be answered by
the ultra-leaker on such matters: Edward Snowden.
Mr. Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor,
provided The Guardian in 2013 with top secret documents that
showed the U.S. wiretaps a wide array of embassies in
Washington, friend and foe.
The bugging would be done under the Foreign Intelligence
Surveillance Act, which allows the NSA to tap electronic
communications of virtually any foreign operative. Targets do
not have to be suspected spies or terrorists to fetch
surveillance. They can simply be foreign agents conducting
Mr. Trump, as the Republican presidential nominee and then as
president elect, would have attracted a number of phone calls
and emails from Washington diplomats seeking any information
they could then relay to their respective capitals about the
unpredictable incoming president.
It is likely that these types of communications become part of
Susan Rice, President Barack Obama