The swamp is DRAINING!
It's been a long time coming, but the momentum is growing day by day.
First, it started with the Department of Justice dropping all its charges against General Michael Flynn after newly unveiled documents revealed that FBI agents were attempting to "set up" the interview.
Now, the Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell has declassified a list of every Obama official who was involved in the "unmasking" of Flynn in his conversions with a former Russian ambassador.
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What does this mean?
Everyone in the Deep State who served in the Obama administration should be very, very afraid.
Specifics are coming out, including names.
Just as John Durham is moving "full throttle" to investigate the origins of the Russia probe, there are now investigations into the "unmasking" (beginnings) of the General Flynn probe.
This will not be pretty for former Obama administration officials.
More details below:
For years, we've read about "anonymous sources" that created the backbone of many of these investigations.
Now, thanks to Director of National Intelligence Grenell, we know the names behind those accusations.
According to ABC News, the names of any Obama officials involved in the "unmasking" have been declassified:
Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell has declassified a list of former Obama administration officials who were allegedly involved in the so-called “unmasking” of former national security adviser Michael Flynn in his conversations with the former Russian ambassador during the presidential transition, a senior U.S. official tells ABC News.
Grenell, who remains the U.S. ambassador to Germany along with being the acting DNI, visited the Justice Department last week and brought the list with him, according to the official.
His visit indicates his focus on an issue previously highlighted in 2017 by skeptics of the investigation into the Trump campaign's contacts with Russia, specifically allegations that former officials improperly unveiled Flynn's identity from intercepts of his call with former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Grenell's visit came the same week that Attorney General William Barr moved to dismiss the criminal case against Flynn following his guilty plea for lying to the FBI about his conversations with Kislyak.
Barr has said that new information revealed in recent weeks about the conduct of FBI officials involved in the interview of Flynn showed that their investigation was not "legitimate."
"They did not have a basis for a counterintelligence investigation against Flynn at that stage, based on a perfectly legitimate and appropriate call he made as a member of the transition," Barr said in an interview with CBS last week.
If Flynn was truly "set up" as the handwritten FBI documents suggest, then we deserve to know who was behind the set up as well as those who conspired to "unmask" him.
Grenell's move will shed more light on the investigation and bring transparency to the forefront.
This is just the beginning...
Another source familiar with the investigation told Fox News that there are other items that Director Grenell is planning on declassifying.
While he has declassified the names of former Obama administration officials for now, we can expect more declassifications in the coming weeks.
According to Fox News:
Fox News confirmed that a new round of documents is expected, in the wake of a document dump last week that renewed focus on the Russia investigation and specifically the treatment of Flynn. The unmasking concerns events between the November 2016 election and Inauguration Day 2017, Fox News is told.
Another source familiar with the intelligence told Fox News that Grenell is moving to declassify several pieces of intelligence in stages, with this being one part of it. Asked if former President Barack Obama's name is on the list of officials involving in unmasking Flynn, the source would not say but stressed the list would make waves.
The Wall Street Journal, which reported on the looming release overnight, cited a senior government official who called Grenell's move unprecedented, as it came just days after the Justice Department dropped its case against Flynn, President Trump’s first national security adviser. It is now up to Attorney General William Barr to release the names publicly.
Unmasking occurs after U.S. citizens' conversations are incidentally picked up in conversations with foreign officials who are being monitored by the intelligence community. The U.S. citizens' identities are supposed to be protected if their participation is incidental and no wrongdoing is suspected. However, officials can determine the U.S. citizens' names through a process that is supposed to safeguard their rights.
Officials in the Obama administration have acknowledged that they unmasked some Americans in intelligence reports, but insisted that their reasons were legitimate. Susan Rice, Obama’s former national security adviser, said she unmasked the identities of Trump officials during the transition, according to ABC News. She has denied leaking their identities or being politically motivated.
With the leadership of Generall Barr, John Durham, and Director Grenell, we hope that the activities by the swamp will be exposed once and for all.
The stage is set and the plot is unfolding.
What will the future declassifications hold?
We will all find out very soon.