Declassified documents have revealed that then Vice President Joe Biden and other officials in Barack Obama’s administration were involved in the unmasking of General Michael Flynn.
The Deep State Went After General Flynn!
Intelligence officials can ask to reveal the true identities of anyone who was involved in a conversation that government agencies have surveilled, in a process known as “unmasking.” Recently declassified documents have revealed that Vice President Biden, former FBI Director James Comey, the then-Director of the CIA John Brennan, Obama’s former chief of staff Denis McDonough and the former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, all sought to “unmask” General Mike Flynn after he was surveilled.
“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 documents, released by Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell, 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 documents added that “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.”
Paul: “We Need To Get To The Bottom Of This”
Senator Rand Paul said the discovery was “alarming” and “very, very troubling:”
This is about eavesdropping on your opponent, and eavesdropping on the new President’s top advisor, so this is very very troubling, and it was being led at least by Vice President Biden, if not the President. We need to get to the bottom of this so that it never happens again, because really, for the average American, they’re worried that this could happen to a top general like General Flynn, but can you imagine this power being unharnassed on an ordinary American? How would we defend ourselves?… These rumours have been going around for years, that President Obama’s administration was abusing its unpower of unmasking, and it sounds like they were abusing it to go after a political opponent, which I think is a very serious offence, and should be investigated. The fact that Vice President Biden is directly involved with unmasking a political opponent. Think about it. Remember we went through this thing called impeachment? They said President Trump was using the govenment to go after a political opponent? This is Vice President Biden using the spying powers of the US to go after a political opponent. He’s caught red-handed here.
.@RandPaul: "Remember we went through this thing called impeachment? They said President @realDonaldTrump was using the govt to go after a political opponent? This is VP Biden using the spying powers of the US to go after a political opponent. He's caught red-handed here." pic.twitter.com/r0j7falhQq
— The Hill (@thehill) May 13, 2020
I completely agree with the Senator! If President Trump was caught doing this, I have no doubt he would have been successfully removed from office. How the Democratic Party and any Americans can support a candidate now who has been, as Senator Paul clearly says, “caught red handed” spying on their political opponents using government power, is beyond me.