Provided by USA Today: The investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election — and President Trump's counterattack against surveillance and leaking — has brought a new term into the American political lexicon. "Unmasking." Until now, the process for revealing information about U.S. citizens in intelligence reports was almost completely obscure outside of the intelligence community. But the issue has taken on new importance since House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes alleged that the Obama administration may have improperly identified Trump transition officials in classified reports he had access to — reports that later turned out to be provided to him by the Trump White House. Here's what we know about the hows and whys of unmasking:

Roger Stone Sentenced to Three Years and Four Months in Prison

from The Wall Street Journal,

The longtime Trump political adviser was convicted of witness tampering, obstruction and lying to Congress.

At a 2½-hour hearing in a filled-to-capacity courtroom, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson repeatedly criticized Mr. Stone, saying that he had shown “flagrant disrespect” for Congress and the court, and dismissed claims that he was being prosecuted for his politics. “The problem is that nothing about this case was a joke. It wasn’t funny. It wasn’t a stunt and it wasn’t a prank,” Judge Jackson said. Hours after the sentencing, Mr. Trump criticized Mr. Stone’s conviction as unfair and repeated his call for the exoneration of his former political adviser, who has asked for a new trial based on the alleged bias of a juror in his case. “I want the process to play out,” Mr. Trump said in comments in Las Vegas.

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