Confirmed: Unmasking American Citizens For Political Purposes Is a Crime

During an exchange with Republican Senator John Cornyn in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein confirmed that unmasking American citizens for political reasons is in fact a crime.

“If someone is to use the unmasking process for a political purpose, is that potentially a crime?,” Cornyn asked.

“Yes sir,” Rosenstein answered.

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe agreed, adding that leaking the name of an unmasked individual is also a crime.

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