Sen. Graham: Obama Officials Used Intelligence as 'Political Vendetta'

"If you don’t have a national security reason, you’re basically spying on a political opponent," Sen. Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican told “Fox & Friends.”

“What is the national security reason to unmask Gen. Flynn in transition? I can’t think of one. But, I do believe, given their behavior, they’re looking to get rid of Flynn and if they used our intelligence apparatus to basically act on a political vendetta, that’s chilling to every American and would be very wrong.”

Graham was commenting about a declassified document which listed Obama officials who requested the unmasked information on Gen. Michael Flynn.

“Was this an effort to undermine Flynn or to undermine national security? I talk to foreign leaders all the time about my differences with Obama's foreign policy," Graham continued.

"If I found out they are listening to my conversation and reporting back to the White House what I am saying to foreign leaders, that violates the separation of powers. This is a big deal."

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