Gowdy: "Not Going To Reauthorize Surveillance Programs" Until Congress Gets Answers About "Unmasking"


House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Trey Gowdy speaks with Fox News Channel host Bill Hemmer about the questions he has for the intelligence community about who can access the private communications of American citizens, and under what authority. He says that he will not vote to reauthorize surveillance programs until he is satisfied with the answers he recieves.

"We are not going to reauthorize these surveillance programs if the American people are not satisfied their security is going to be safeguarded,” Gowdy said.

"So the leaks are one issue but the unmasking within the intelligence community," he continued. "It is a privilege to be able to request that a U.S. person's name be unmasked. And I want to know who is making that request, what is the evidentiary basis of that request, and if it's late in your tenure, like the day before you leave office, that should send off alarms and sirens as to why that person did it."

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