"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."