No more "anonymous sources!"
Acting Director of National Intelligence has released the names of key Obama administration officials who requested Flynn's unmasking.
While some of these names are figures who are not familiar to the public, there are 3 that should concern every Constitution-loving American citizen.
Among the names DNI Grenell released are: former Vice President Joe Biden, former FBI director James Comey, and former CIA chief John Brennan.
This is explosive!
Now, we have definitive evidence of high ranking Obama administration officials being involved in one of the most corrupt scandals in recent years.
With names like Biden, Comey, and Brennan in the mix, it is difficult to imagine a scenario in which Obama himself was unaware of illegitimate reasons to unmask Flynn.
More details on this stunning development below:
For years, "anonymous sources" have been behind the endless witch hunts into President Trump and anyone associated with him.
Now, DNI Grenell has begun the process of restoring transparency to our democracy.
By releasing these names, he's exposing Deep State players who have abused their authority to enact political revenge.
Fox News confirms that Grenell has released the names of prominent Democrats in the Obama administration who requested to unmask General Flynn during the transition period:
Top Obama administration officials purportedly requested to "unmask" the identity of former national security adviser Michael Flynn during the presidential transition period, according to a list of names from that controversial process made public on Wednesday.
The list was declassified in recent days by Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell and then sent to GOP Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson, who made the documents public. The roster features top-ranking figures including then-Vice President Joe Biden -- a detail already being raised by the Trump campaign in the bare-knuckle 2020 presidential race where Biden is now the Democrats' presumptive nominee.
The list also includes then-FBI Director James Comey, then-CIA Director John Brennan, then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and Obama's then-chief of staff Denis McDonough.
"I declassified the enclosed document, which I am providing to you for your situational awareness," Grenell wrote to the GOP senators in sending along the list.
Grenell’s note was addressed to Sens. Grassley, R-Iowa, and Johnson, R-Wis., who had penned a letter to him and Attorney General Bill Barr regarding the declassification of files related to the unmasking process earlier in the day.
As Fox News previously reported, Grenell already made the decision to declassify information about Obama administration officials who were involved in the “unmasking” of Flynn — whose calls with the former Russian ambassador during the presidential transition were picked up in surveillance and later leaked. His case has returned to the national spotlight after the DOJ moved to dismiss charges against him of lying to the FBI about those conversations, despite a guilty plea that he later sought to withdraw.
Trump allies claim Flynn was wrongly targeted, and have suggested high-level involvement in an effort to bring him down. Democrats, however, claim the DOJ's decision to abandon the case shows how it has become politicized.
Both the DOJ and Grenell had been discussing these "unmasking" files, after Grenell appeared to have delivered those files to the department last week. There were some tensions between the two offices over who would actually pull the trigger to release them -- ultimately, the publication came from Capitol Hill after Grenell sent lawmakers the files.
The declassified list specifically showed officials who “may have received Lt. Gen Flynn’s identity in response to a request processed between 8 November 2016 and 31 January 2017 to unmask an identity that had been generically referred to in an NSA foreign intelligence report,” the document, obtained by Fox News, read.
“Each individual was an authorized recipient of the original report and the unmasking was approved through NSA’s standard process, which includes a review of the justification for the request,” the document said. “Only certain personnel are authorized to submit unmasking requests into the NSA system. In this case, 16 authorized individuals requested unmasking for [REDACTED] different NSA intelligence reports for select identified principals.”
This massive development comes less than a week after the Department of Justice announced that it would be dropping all charges against General Flynn.
How quickly the tables can turn!
If the events of the last few days are any indicator, the investigators are now about to become the investigated... and for good reason.
There is plenty of evidence that corruption permeated the Obama administration, and we're now only realizing how deep the swamp is.
Evidence suggests that rogue FBI agents attempted to set up a "perjury trap" for General Flynn.
In fact, the handwritten evidence shows that FBI agents wanted to "set up" Flynn and that they're goal was to get him to lie, not to get him to tell the truth.
Now, the events leading up to the unmasking of Flynn are being investigated by John Durham, CNN confirms:
The revelation of Flynn's identity is also among the matters under investigation by John Durham, the Connecticut prosecutor whom Barr appointed to look into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation.
The Wall Street Journal and ABC News were first to report Tuesday's declassification news, which was also promoted by the President early Tuesday.
"Big News!" Trump tweeted Tuesday morning, referring to a story about the unmasking list.
While US citizens names are required to be kept secret in intelligence reports, senior officials do have the ability to ask for names to be revealed in certain circumstance to better understand the reports. In the past, some Obama officials have acknowledged requesting to identify people but have insisted there were legitimate reasons.
The decision to release the names was made by Grenell, a Trump loyalist, and came days after Attorney General William Barr's controversial decision to drop a criminal case against Flynn.
On Thursday, the Justice Department filed a request to a federal judge to drop the case against Flynn, whose lies about his contacts with Russia prompted Trump to fire him three years ago. Flynn later flipped on Trump, pleaded guilty to lying, and cooperated in the Russia investigation. But he reversed course last year, started attacking the Russia investigation, and tried to undo his guilty plea.
The court must formally approve the DOJ's request to dismiss the case.
The media breathlessly covered Trump-Russia investigation for 3 years.
Now that it appears that Trump was maliciously set-up by Deep State players in the previous administration, will the media honestly report on the corruption as it is exposed?
It appears unlikely.
Rather than assisting the Trump administration in fighting the deadliest pandemic in our lifetime, they are undermining him with yet another investigation into his handling of the pandemic... AS the pandemic is actually happening!
The political games, witch hunts, and corruption must end now!