A new scandal just broke for the former Obama administration, proving once and for all that the Democratic party was up to something shady during the 2016 election.
While the Democrats spin their tale of Russian manipulation in the election, the real crime was committed by their own hands.
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is accusing top political aides of the former administration of attempting to undermine the Trump campaign — but this time American citizens were at risk as well.
Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), in a letter to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, said requests were made to reveal the names of Americans in intelligence reports, including Trump transition officials.
These requests were made by the top political aides of former President Barack Obama.
The Hill reported:
“We have found evidence that current and former government officials had easy access to U.S. person information and that it is possible that they used this information to achieve partisan political purposes, including the selective, anonymous leaking of such information,” Nunes wrote in the letter to Coats.
The letter was provided to The Hill from a source in the intelligence community.
In March, Nunes disclosed that he had seen data suggesting Trump campaign and transition officials were having their names unmasked by departing officials in the Obama White House.
National Security Adviser Susan Rice and CIA Director John Brennan have acknowledged making such requests though they insisted the requests were for legitimate work reasons.
Nunes recused himself from his committee’s work on its investigation over Russia’s meddling in the 2016 campaign after a controversy over his charges about Obama-era unmasking.
Chairman Nunes later reviewed intelligence reports that showed the unmasking of Trump officials.
Democrats remain defensive, claiming Nunes is working with the White House to create an incriminating story.
But the evidence is damning — at least a few hundred requests were made during Obama’s last year in office, and they lacked the specific intelligence justifications for needing the information.
The Hill continued:
The committee has learned that one official, whose position had no apparent intelligence related function, made hundreds of unmasking requests during the final year of the Obama administration,” Nunes wrote. “Of those requests, only one offered a justification that was not boilerplate.”
Sources familiar with the Nunes letter identified the official as then-U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power.
Nunes also wrote that “Obama-era officials sought the identities of Trump transition officials within intelligence reports.”
Obama himself made it possible for intelligence officials and his own personal aides to request Powers name be unmasked, citing the excuse it was for “foreign policy concerns.”
But one thing is certain — Obama’s complete disregard for the law, combined with his overt manipulation of his power, continues to jeopardize his political career, even now.
Will more scandals arise from former President Obama’s time in office?
Will the Democratic party get away with their continual disregard for the law?
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