Obama’s Deep State is facing a crisis it never saw coming
Barack Obama’s Deep State has been able to continually press the attacks on Donald Trump because the key players remained loyal.
That is all changing.
Obama’s Deep State is facing a crisis no one saw coming.
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper kicked off a massive controversy.
Clapper was being interviewed by conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt when the subject of former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power making 260 unmasking requests came up in the course of the interview.
Unmasking is when government officials wish to see the name of an American citizen picked up in foreign surveillance.
To protect their privacy, the American’s name is redacted, but appropriate officials have the right to request the identity of the American in question so they can better understand the context of the conversation under surveillance.
It is a federal crime to leak that an American was picked up in foreign surveillance.
This became a national scandal when a Deep State leaker fed the fact that incoming national security advisor Michael Flynn was picked up on wiretap talking to the Russian ambassador.
Clapper responded by questioning Powers explanation that other officials made the requests in her name.
The Daily Caller reports:
“Power told the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in an interview in October that others in government made the unmasking requests under her name.
Asked about Power’s explanation by Hewitt, Clapper suggested that it is cause for concern.
“If that happened, if people usurped the authority to request unmaskings, would that concern you, Director Clapper?” Hewitt asked.
“Yeah, it would,” said Clapper.
“I don’t know quite how that would happen, you know, because the only way you can make an unmasking request is that you have authorized access to the report in question in the first place.”
“So I don’t know how that, quite how that would work,” he added.
Clapper’s remarks raise the possibility that either Powers wasn’t being truthful in her testimony or that it was incomplete.
Either way, this warrants further investigation.