Fox News anchor Adam Housley has obtained some new information in regards to who unmasked the names of U.S. officials like former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn in the ongoing Russia investigation.
For starters, Housley's sources have revealed that the surveillance of Trump started before he was even the GOP nominee, he said during the broadcast of "Outnumbered" on Friday.
Our sources: This surveillance that led to the unmasking of private names of American citizens started before Trump was the GOP nominee.— Adam Housley (@adamhousley) March 31, 2017
These sources, who Housley says are "not Trump people," also claim to know the name of at least one person who was leaking the names.
The person who did the unmasking is a “very senior” and “very well known” person in the intelligence community, Housley said, adding that he or she is not in the FBI.
It seems the spreading of names was done for “political purposes that have nothing to do with national security,” or foreign intelligence, but hurting Trump’s team, Housley noted.
"It had everything to do with hurting and embarrassing Trump and his team," according to his sources.
Flynn, who was forced to resign as national security advisor after reports revealed he misled the White House in terms of his conversations with Russia, has asked the Senate Intelligence Committee for immunity in the investigation.