More Obama officials scrutinized in ‘unmasking’ probe

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 at 8:00 am

The number of people thought to be involved in the alleged “unmasking” of American citizens under the Obama administration could be expanding, according to a source close to the House Intelligence Committee’s review.

The source with knowledge of the review told Fox News the records suggest the unmasking “goes beyond” key officials like former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, former CIA Director John Brennan and former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power.

The source said more than a half-dozen former senior Obama administration officials are now of interest to House committee investigators.

Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., issued subpoenas in May to the CIA, FBI and NSA for records about the identification of American citizens in intelligence reports, also known as “unmasking.”

The subpoenas covered 2016 and were issued after allegations Rice and others unmasked associates of now-President Trump. Fox News is told the agencies have now “fully complied.”

While Nunes has taken himself out of the committee’s Russia inquiry following an ethics complaint which he has denied, the chairman remains involved in the unmasking inquiry. Committee Democrats have criticized Nunes for issuing subpoenas in his current capacity.

Separately, the committee has been preparing to hear from Rice in a closed-door session as early as Tuesday, though the former national security adviser is no longer expected to testify that day.

The “unmasking” issue is likely to be a central focus of her eventual testimony.

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2 Responses to “More Obama officials scrutinized in ‘unmasking’ probe”

  1. Lester the Nightfly on 18/18/17 at 11:11 am

    Unmasking? I thought Susan Rice was going to reveal she was once a man.
    What was up with Trump’s private phone call to Theresa May being leaked?
    Is the place crawling with bugs or is there a high placed rat somewhere? (rhetorical)

  2. what difference does it make? on 19/19/17 at 3:59 pm

    It’s like dingle Barry never left with Iran deal still standing, no repeal of mchealthcarez and 15,000 more future democrat voters coming in.