(UnitedVoice.com) – In order to protect the country, US Intelligence agencies sometimes gather information or “spy” on foreigners or suspected foreign agents. When a US citizen’s name is gathered during the collection of intelligence, the agency must “mask” the name of the citizen, to protect them from an invasion of privacy.
Only in special circumstances can authorized government officials request these identities be “unmasked.” Well, it appears this is one of those circumstances.
Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, dropped a bombshell on those responsible for the “unmasking” of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn. According to reports, the declassified list of names is already on the desk of Attorney General William Barr, who’s authorized to release the list at any time.
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) May 12, 2020
Recently, General Michael Flynn’s charges of lying to the FBI were dropped by the Justice Department. According to the DOJ, the FBI interview was “conducted without any legitimate investigative basis” as more information came to light.
President Trump reacted to the declassification of the list and was questioned about it during his White House coronavirus press conference:
REPORTER: You accused President Obama of a crime yesterday. What crime are you accusing him of?
TRUMP: "Obamagate. It's been going on for a long time…"
REPORTER: “What is the crime?”
TRUMP: "You know what the crime is. The crime is very obvious to everybody." pic.twitter.com/H7GPZcA9kD
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 11, 2020
According to reports, the declassification of the list of names is only the beginning. Grenell plans on declassifying more information in stages. So far, there has been no response by any former Obama administration officials.
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