More Than Half Dozen Obama Officials Now Being Investigated in ‘Unmasking’ Probe
When Donald Trump won the election in November and the nation’s Leftists were still in shock (including Hillary herself), it didn’t take long for information (as expected) to begin gushing from the breaking dam that was holding back the Swamp and all its dirty secrets. The information that started to spray from the dike was, at first, seemingly unworthy of scrutiny (like when the story about Trump’s conversation to the Australian Prime Minister was leaked). When the information began to take on a more private and severe tone, the administration knew then and there that something was wrong.
Enter the Trump accusation of proof that the Obama administration had wiretapped Trump Tower and its various people involved with the campaign. This was a point when Trump and his staff assumed (rightly so) that the NSA had collected the data and someone with the authority to do so, had gone to that department and requested the “unmasking” (or revealing of the names in the metadata collected) of specific conversations surrounding Trump Tower and other officials with the campaign. The NSA was clever enough to not specifically go after Trump’s personal lines, but rather through foreign lines that were connected to Trump and his staff. Because the information being collected was illegal, it would be much more difficult to trace back to the United States intelligence community if it were done through, say, British intelligence.
Once the unmasking occurred, that’s when the leaks of personal conversations began in earnest. It was every other day that these were being leaked and it was surely a high point in the former Obama circles to watch as the Trump team scrambled here and there to answer the controversies. After all, that was the whole intent of the leaks: to slow down the Trump process of destroying Obama’s legacy and also stripping away any vestige of power from the Establishmentariat.
Now that the former National Security Adviser Susan Rice has decided that she will not be testifying to a House committee about this investigation in an open forum, more questions have arisen; not the least of which is why such “unmasking” was necessary and who were the specific individuals responsible for the “unmasking.” Read the following page to see which new names have been added to the original list of those under the spotlight and how this may seriously impact the investigation.
The Obama administration, after realizing that the chances of the Democrats losing the election were pretty good, decided that it must do several things to ensure that the legacy would be saved, that he himself could not be blamed for the loss, and that the reins of power would be maintained by the Establishmentariat Swamp dwellers in order to create a perception that Trump was not the “legitimate” president.
Between attempts to designate the entire states’ election systems as federal critical infrastructure (in order for the feds to maintain control over the election results), force-feed the Russia-Trump collusion narrative onto the public, maintain a steady stream of leaks from the intelligence communities, and finally, foment hatred for Trump and his tens of millions of supporters, the Obama administration worked hard to ensure that Operation Save the Swamp was in full swing by the time Inauguration Day had arrived.
A very significant part of that operation that would spell success for the shadow government of Barack Hussein Obama was the unmasking of individuals who were involved in any and all conversations and communications with the new president. This would allow Obama’s shadow weasels of the Deep State a valuable and terrifically lethal weapon against a very popular president.
The unmasking scandal that ensued, however, put the kibosh on the whole operation and it has somewhat stalled in light of the Congressional hearings taking place in the House. New information is becoming available and with the news that former National Security Advisor Susan Rice (she of Benghazi “it was a spontaneous protest in response to a video” fame) deciding not to testify publicly before the House Intelligence Committee, that information regarding other names and possible connections to such unmasking makes this whole affair a much more dangerous game.
The number of people thought to be involved in the alleged “unmasking” of American citizens under the Obama administration could be expanding, according to a source close to the House Intelligence Committee’s review.
The source with knowledge of the review told Fox News the records suggest the unmasking “goes beyond” key officials like former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, former CIA Director John Brennan and former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power.
The source said more than a half-dozen former senior Obama administration officials are now of interest to House committee investigators.
Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., issued subpoenas in May to the CIA, FBI and NSA for records about the identification of American citizens in intelligence reports, also known as “unmasking.”
The subpoenas covered 2016 and were issued after allegations Rice and others unmasked associates of now-President Trump. Fox News is told the agencies have now “fully complied.”
While Nunes has taken himself out of the committee’s Russia inquiry following an ethics complaint which he has denied, the chairman remains involved in the unmasking inquiry. Committee Democrats have criticized Nunes for issuing subpoenas in his current capacity.
Separately, the committee has been preparing to hear from Rice in a closed-door session as early as Tuesday, though the former national security adviser is no longer expected to testify that day.
The “unmasking” issue is likely to be a central focus of her eventual testimony.
If it turns out that the House is able to establish that even a couple of these individuals were responsible for the requests to “unmask” Trump and his staff, it could be a very damning situation for the officials. With the amount of information that the committee will have to pour through, there’s no telling what types of questions will end up being unleashed. One thing is certain: it would not be a fun ride for those who are hiding something. Especially when Nunes and the rest of the committee get revved up, fired up, and amped up over the allegations.
Should be like the Fourth of July all over again.