Sen. Lindsey Graham said somebody in the Obama administration had requested that his communications with foreign officials be “unmasked,” the Gateway Pundit reports.
During an interview with Fox News, the Republican senator said he’s been informed by his source in the intelligence community that his identity was requested unmasked.
Graham said: “I have reason to believe that a conversation that I had was picked up – with some foreign leader or some foreign person – and somebody requested that my conversation be unmasked.”
The South Carolina lawmaker’s claim comes less than a month after another Republican, Sen. Rand Paul, sent a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee asking if his name was unmasked in any intelligence reports.
Both Graham and Paul ran for president during the most recent Republican primary, although they struggled to gain any support.
Graham also questioned the previous administration’s motivations behind the gathering of intelligence on political figures. “Did the people in the Obama administration listen in to these conversations, was there a politicizing of the intelligence gathering processes?” he asked.