Hundreds of unmasking requests were made by Obama officials in the final months of the administration. The person who made the most of them was Samantha Power. But now she’s claiming she didn’t do it. Do you believe her?
The Daily Caller reports:
Obama’s UN Ambassador Claims Someone Else Made Unmasking Requests In Her Name [VIDEO]
Someone within the Obama administration’s intelligence apparatus made requests to unmask the identity of Americans named in intelligence reports on behalf of Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
That’s what Power told the House Intelligence Committee last week during a closed-door interview.
South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy revealed in an interview on Fox News on Tuesday that Power was “emphatic” on the point that someone else in the Obama administration made the unmasking requests that have been attributed to her.
Fox News recently reported that Power made approximately 260 unmasking requests — a rate of one per business day — in her final year in office, including up through the end of Obama’s term.
Unmasking has become an issue because someone inside the Obama administration unmasked the identities of Trump associates identified in classified intelligence reports collected by the intelligence community during surveillance of foreign targets. Some of those details were illegally leaked to the media.
Here’s a video report from FOX News. Skip to the 4:38 mark:
It doesn’t sound very probable, does it?