UNMASKING SCANDAL: Four Obama officials to be investigated by DOJ for unmasking and leaking ‘unmasked’ Trump officials to the media:
- Susan Rice: Obama’s national security advisor
- John Brennan: Former CIA Director John Brennan
- Ben Rhodes: former Obama deputy national security advisor
- Samantha Power:Former U.N. Ambassador
Daily Caller reports:
The calls came as House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes identified a fourth Obama national security official as a “person of interest” who improperly “unmasked” Trump officials and leaked the information to the news media.
In a letter Tuesday to the National Security Agency (NSA), the California Republican requested the agency report on improper “unmasking” requests made by Ben Rhodes, former President Barack Obama’s deputy national security advisor for strategic communications, according to Circa. As such, he was the number two ranking official on the National Security Council (NSC).
Rhodes’ name is now added to three other top Obama national security officials who are accused of improperly requesting the identities of Trump officials whose phone calls were intercepted by the NSA. Those names were later leaked to the media.
The three individuals are Susan Rice, Obama’s national security advisor, former CIA Director John Brennan and former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power.
Unmasking or identifying U.S. citizens who are communicating with foreign governments or foreign principals for genuine intelligence purposes is legal, but obtaining the identity of U.S. citizens for partisan political purposes is not permitted under any circumstances. The leaking of “unmasked” U.S. citizens to the news media is unlawful.
Former U.S. Attorney Joseph DiGenova told TheDCNF Wednesday that now is the time for the Justice Department to launch an official criminal investigation. The latest revelation about Rhodes “demands a federal criminal investigation with a grand jury and subpoenas.”
“It is obvious that Obama, Brennan, Rice, Power and Rhodes were involved in massive — underscore massive — unmasking of Trump people, friends and associates after Trump’s nomination and after the election,” DiGenova said.
- John Brennan once voted for the Communist Party candidate. It makes perfect sense he’d be a CIA director for Obama
- RUSH: There is a silent coup and it features a lot of buddies of Brennan, Obama administration holdovers and embeds in the deep state at the Pentagon, State Department, various intelligence agencies
- BRENNAN: If Mueller is fired by Mr. Trump or attempted to be fired by Mr. Trump, it’s the obligation of some executive branch officials to refuse to carry out some of these orders
RUSH: There is already a silent coup, and it’s been underway for quite a while to get rid of Donald Trump. And it features a lot of buddies of Brennan, Obama administration holdovers and embeds in the deep state at the Pentagon, State Department, various intelligence agencies. There is this silent coup that’s been going on for a while.So I guess Brennan is actually calling for a second one here.
The first one with Clapper, Brennan, Comey decided to use this phony Russian dossier to try to take down Trump or blackmail him, whatever they were trying to do with it, this totally phony golden showers dossier. That’s when the original coup, the silent coup, began.
Now, specifically, Brennan said — in fact, let’s go audio sound bite number 6. We have this handy. It’s from the Aspen Security Forum. The Ideas Summit takes place at a different time of year. Wolf Blitzer moderating this thing with Brennan, and he said to the former CIA director, “Do you have confidence in the special counsel, Mr. Mueller?”
BRENNAN: If he’s fired by Mr. Trump or attempted to be fired by Mr. Trump, I hope, I really hope that our members of Congress, our elected representatives, are gonna stand up and say enough is enough and stop making apologies and excuses for things that are happening that really flout, I think, our system of laws and government here. It’s the obligation of some executive branch officials to refuse to carry out some of these orders that, again, are inconsistent with what this country is all about.
RUSH: Brennan said that Republicans and Democrats “are going to see that the future of this government is at stake and something needs to be done for the good of the future.” Says a guy voted for the Communist Party candidate for president back in 1980. John Brennan once voted for the Communist Party candidate. It makes perfect sense he’d be a CIA director for Obama. The future of the government’s at stake? How can people ignore what went on the last eight years, when the United States’ standing in the world was specifically pared down, when the United States of America was presented by American officials as a problem in the world and not a solution?
Read more: Communist Obama CIA Director Calls for Coup
HOUSE ISSUES 7 SUBPOENAS TO OBAMA-ERA FBI,CIA & NSA RELATED TO UNMASKING BY SUSAN RICE, SUSAN POWER & JOHN BRENNAN
House Intelligence Committee issued seven subpoenas to National Security Agency, FBI and the CIA for information about the “unmasking” incidents requested by top Obama officials national security adviser Susan Rice, former CIA Director John Brennan and former United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power.
The House Intelligence Committee issued seven subpoenas on Wednesday, in a sign that its investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election is ramping up in scope and intensity, according to people familiar with the matter.
The Republican-led committee issued four subpoenas related to the Russia investigation. Three subpoenas are related to questions about how and why the names of associates of President Donald Trump were unredacted and distributed within classified reports by Obama administration officials during the transition between administrations.
The committee has subpoenaed the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency for information about what is called “unmasking.” Republicans on the committee have been pushing for a thorough investigation of how the names of Trump campaign officials became exposed in classified intelligence reports based off intelligence community intercepts.
Those subpoenas seek information on requests made by former national security adviser Susan Rice, former CIA Director John Brennan and former United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power for names to be unmasked in classified material. The three didn’t personally receive subpoenas, the people familiar with the matte said. Mr. Brennan, Ms. Rice and Ms. Power didn’t immediately
The Big News Everyone Missed: Brennan Acknowledged They Were Spying on the Trump Campaign
Now, Brennan’s the former CIA director for Obama. He voted for the communist candidate for president in 1976, a guy named Gus Hall. I think he is a Muslim. It has been said that Brennan converted to Islam at some point in his life. I’m sorry, all I need to know is he worked for Obama. All I need to know is he’s a progressive leftist. And that’s enough for red flags. That’s enough for doubt. That’s enough for me to be suspicious of motives, of objective honesty, things like this.
Former CIA Director, John Brennan testified before the House about so-called 2016 election Russia interference.
When Dem. Rep. Adam Schiff asked Brennan if Trump or his aides pressured the Intelligence Community to drop the Flynn investigation, his answer:
Then Trey Gowdy asked Brennan specifically, “Did you have evidence of a connection between the Trump campaign and Russian state actors?”
Brennan: “As I said, Mr. Gowdy, I don’t do evidence.”
Brennan insisted that the Russians did interfere with the 2016 election because it’s something that the Russians have done dating back to the 1960’s and doesn’t think it was worse this time around or if the CIA just has better tools now to pick up on election interference.
TONY SHAFFER: MIKE FLYNN LEAK PROBE WOULD LEAD TO OBAMA, CIA DIR. JOHN BRENNAN AND INTEL DIR. JIM CLAPPER…YEP, BRING IT ON!
Via FOX Business Network:
- I would put this right at the feet of John Brennan and Jim Clapper and I would go so far as to say the Obama White House was directly involved before they left.
- The fingers they are going to be finding are going to point back to the former White House and some Democrats . Bring it on. Go right ahead!
- Mike Flynn is a smart guy, he knows his phone call would be intercepted or reviewed at some point. I’m sure he talked about sanctions but not in the way portrayed by the left.
Tony Shaffer is a former CIA analyst and retired U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel. Tony Shaffer told FOX Business Network that Democrats should be careful what they ask for calling for an investigation into the Mike Flynn phone calls with Russia. Shaffer supports independent probe of Mike Flynn because the leaks will lead back to the Obama White House and his top officials.
Fox Business: ARE LEAKS BY OBAMA OFFICIALS THE PROBLEM?
Tony Shaffer: I would put this right at the feet of John Brennan and Jim Clapper and I would go so far as to say the Obama White House was directly involved before they left. Ben Rhodes and those folks… The Democrats are behind this and some of the Republicans are involved with the leaks. So I say ‘Bring it on!’
When you have NBC reporting they have talked to six officials who have seen the transcript, someone is giving away and this information is beyond top secret, clearly someone have an access to that and that’s the key issue – who leaked the information?…The implications made by these officials to NBC and other outlets there’s something sinister. I agree with Sean Spicer, I don’t believe for a minute that there’s anything in it that is illegal.
Mike Flynn is a smart guy, he knows his phone call would be intercepted or reviewed at some point. I’m sure he talked about sanctions but not in the way portrayed by the left..The fingers they are going to be finding are going to point back to the former White House and some Democrats . Bring it on. Go right ahead!
- ‘Was this the leaker of Fake News?
Donald Trump has lashed out at outgoing CIA chief John Brennan, and questioned whether he was responsible for leaking the Russian dossier.
Brennan had earlier told the president-elect to watch what he says, suggesting he doesn’t understand the threats posed by Moscow.
But Trump fired back on Twitter on Sunday night. He wrote: ‘Was this the leaker of Fake News?’
The jab was a reference to a recent intelligence briefing that raised questions about Trump’s connections to Russian President Vladimir Putin.