We learned this week that Susan Rice lied about not having involvement in unmasking intercepted communications of Trump officials. Now we’re learning that she may not have been alone in performing the unmasking requests.
Via Zerohedge and Vessel News:
This is where the WSJ comes in, with the new info that according to a Republican official familiar with deliberations by GOP lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee said that the names of two U.S. citizens who were part of Mr. Trump’s transition team have been unmasked in intelligence reports. One is Mr. Flynn and the other hasn’t been identified. The report involving Mr. Flynn documented phone conversations he had in late December with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.
The WSJ then reports that Rice had requested the unmasking of at least one transition official — not Mr. Flynn — who was part of multiple foreign conversations that weren’t related to Russia.
And the punchline: “The Republican official and others said Ms. Rice wasn’t the administration official who instigated Mr. Flynn’s unmasking.”
In other words, the story that Susan Rice is the unmasker is incomplete as there is at least one more person exposing the identities of people in Trump’s circle, and that the NSA and other intel agencies have been surveilling, accidentally or otherwise, at least one, so far unnamed individual, from Trump’s circle. It may well be someone that the WaPo and NYT have already published about, or it may be someone who has yet to hit the newswire, delivering the latest twist of the ongoing intelligence-fed news cycle.
For now the answer is unknown, although when Rice testifies under oath before the House Intel Committee, we hope that all outstanding questions will finally get answers.
under oath before the House Intel Committee, we hope that all outstanding questions will finally get answers.
The Democrats are running around like chickens with their heads cut off trying to deflect from these incoming reports. They continue to yell about Russia but offer no evidence. Now, the Syrian gas attack crisis offers them more cover as they will ensure the media dominates the news cycle with this story.
More and more developments about this story continue to bubble up and it’s only a matter of time before Obama officials are subpoenaed to testify before the House and Senate Intelligence Committee.
Rand Paul is already calling for such. He made these statements on Morning Joe yesterday and then echoed them today on Fox News. If the Republicans had any form of an organized party the entire Senate and House would be calling for such publicly.