Top Obama administration officials purportedly requested to "unmask" the identity of Michael Flynn during the presidential transition period, according to a list of names from that controversial process made public on Wednesday.
H/T: Fox News
“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.”
The document added: “While the principals are identified below, we cannot confirm they saw the unmasked information. This response does not include any requests outside of the specified time-frame.”
Yesterday I wrote to DNI @RichardGrenell requesting the names of those who were involved in Gen Flynn’s unmasking. Today I received the shocking reply that @JoeBiden and many others knew! What did President Obama know? I am inviting DNI Grenell to testify next week in the Senate pic.twitter.com/IHpGjeVWwM— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 13, 2020
Declassified documents reveal V.P. Biden ordered the unmasking of General Flynn’s private conversation.— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 13, 2020
Anyone think that Biden might have abused his power to go after a political opponent...
The Senate must immediately hold hearings on this! Clapper, Comey, Brennan and even Biden owe it to the American people. They should testify under oath. What did the former president know?— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 13, 2020
Acting DNI declassifies names of Obama officials who 'unmasked' Flynn https://t.co/zw41mmOWCc— DeepClips (@DeepClips) May 13, 2020
In spring 2017, Sara Carter and I broke the story that unmaskings had grown threefold in the second term of Barack Obama. The fear then is now confirmed: the unmaskings were used to monitor political opponents like Michael Flynn | Just The News https://t.co/prrs91RfoH— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) May 13, 2020
The NSA approved requests from more than a dozen Obama officials, including Joe Biden, that led to the “unmasking” of Michael Flynn in classified foreign-intelligence reports https://t.co/ivsCpQurGp— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) May 13, 2020
Biden, Comey, Clapper among officials who tried to 'unmask' Flynn https://t.co/DjxpPdLHDv— NEWS MAKER (@NEWS_MAKER) May 13, 2020
BREAKING:— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) May 13, 2020
The DNI has released a list of US officials involved in the unmasking of General Michael Flynn
The last name on the list?
"Vice President of the United States - Joseph R. Biden"
He claims he didn't know anything about the Flynn entrapment
This is a bombshell
Read the declassified list along with the accompanying letter in full below.