This is a bombshell and looks bad. Really bad for the Obama administration. As the ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power shouldn’t even have had any interest in unmasking people, or the power to do so. But she did it hundreds of times.
What this looks like, is a desperate attempt to sabotage the Trump administration before they took over the White House.
FOX News reports:
Samantha Power sought to unmask Americans on almost daily basis, sources say
Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was ‘unmasking’ at such a rapid pace in the final months of the Obama administration that she averaged more than one request for every working day in 2016 – and even sought information in the days leading up to President Trump’s inauguration, multiple sources close to the matter told Fox News.
Two sources, who were not authorized to speak on the record, said the requests to identify Americans whose names surfaced in foreign intelligence reporting, known as unmasking, exceeded 260 last year. One source indicated this occurred in the final days of the Obama White House.
The details emerged ahead of an expected appearance by Power next month on Capitol Hill. She is one of several Obama administration officials facing congressional scrutiny for their role in seeking the identities of Trump associates in intelligence reports – but the interest in her actions is particularly high.
Here’s a video report from Tucker:
When the lid is blown off of this, people could go to jail. It’s that serious.