Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell has declassified the list of former Obama administration officials who were allegedly involved in the “unmasking” of then-incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn. ABC News first reported the news but initially said in the title that Grenell was in the process of trying to declassify the list of Obama officials.
H/T: The Daily Wire
ABC News appeared to later update their report, which stated:
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.
NEW: @DCExaminer can confirm that acting spy chief @RichardGrenell has declassified the list of Obama officials involved in the unmasking of Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn. That list has been handed over to the DOJ, & it's on AG Barr to decide when to make it public.https://t.co/9he0GZybfX— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) May 12, 2020
Unmasking 101: ..”You Must Make That Request In Writing” – Grenell Has Declassified, Bill Barr Will Release… https://t.co/UtBXpCKYAQ— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) May 12, 2020
BREAKING: U.S. Official Acting DNI Grenell has Declassified List Of Obama Officials Who Were Involved In ILLEGALLY ‘Unmasking’ General Flynn https://t.co/GdT1FgEVbB#Obamagate pic.twitter.com/TKTexBQdQl— Ken Jones⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@sxdoc) May 12, 2020
Flynn was under active and ongoing surveillance. We now have confirmation that is accurate. As Page/Strzok said: "incidental collection" (702 and unmasking) was the incorrect narrative. pic.twitter.com/vQWQkoSvwN— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) May 12, 2020