The operation reportedly had at least one code name that was leaked to the New York Times: “Crossfire Hurricane.” WIRETAP FEVER
Secret surveillance was conducted on no fewer than seven Trump associates: chief strategist Steve Bannon; lawyer Michael Cohen; national security adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn; adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner; campaign manager Paul Manafort; and campaign foreign-policy advisers Carter Page and George Papadopoulos.
National security letters
Another controversial tool reportedly used by the FBI to obtain phone records and other documents in the investigation were national security letters, which bypass judicial approval.
Unmasking “Unmasking” — identifying protected names of Americans captured by government surveillance — was frequently deployed by at least four top Obama officials who have subsequently spoken out against President Trump: James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence (DNI); Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Susan Rice, national security adviser; Sally Yates, deputy attorney general. 🚨Continued in comments🚨