The media continues to cover for former President Obama as a top Republican reveals his crimes to the nation.
One Obama administration official filed “hundreds of unmasking requests” during their final year in office. A letter released by a top Republican reveals that the Obama administration abused their power for political purposes, according to Fox News.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), Chairmen of the House Intelligence Committee, released a letter revealing the Obama administration’s efforts to spy on Donald Trump before he took office.
“Unmasking” is the formal process of revealing the identity of an American person captured in the course of typical foreign surveillance. The identity of Americans is held secret unless otherwise requested.
“[T]his Committee has learned that one official, whose position has no apparent intelligence-related function, made hundreds of unmasking requests during the final year of the Obama Administration,” writes Rep. Nunes.
The Committee identified three high ranking officials who made frequent requests to unmask Americans during the 2016 election campaign.
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, former CIA Director John Brennan, and former ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, were all named in a subpoena to the top intelligence agencies.
Nunes’ letter indicates that Samantha Power was the official behind the hundreds of unmasking requests and the potential source of multiple leaks before President Trump’s inauguration.
Power denies being responsible for any leaks to the media. The report released by Nunes indicates that many of the requests to unmask were immediately followed by illegal leaks revealing the uncovered information, which was potentially damaging to then President-elect Trump.
Nunes explained that only one out of hundreds of requests “offered a justification that was not boilerplate, and articulated why” the identity of a US person needed to be revealed. Essentially, the FISA Court established to curtail illegal spying was acting as a glorified rubber stamp in support of former President Obama.
Representative Nunes plans to address this problem by passing legislation requiring a detailed and fact-based justification for any unmasking.
However, the Obama administration still needs to be held accountable for their illegal and improper activity.
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