Who is the activist judge — Emmett G. Sullivan — who is trying to undo the Department of Justice ruling to exonerate Flynn? Why does Sullivan have any say over Flynn’s fate? Did Sullivan just insert himself into the case, or is there actually some legal precedent for his delaying and seeking to overturn this ruling? More from Laura Ingraham at Fox News, interviewing Sol Wisenberg, the former deputy independent counsel under Kenneth Starr during the Whitewater investigation.
Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell has sent a copy of the declassified list of Obama administration officials who requested the “unmasking” of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn to Congress.
“I declassified the enclosed document, which I am providing to you for your situational awareness,” Grenell wrote in his note to Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.).
The document was sent to senators in response to their request to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide Congress with information regarding the “unmasking” of U.S. citizens by Obama administration officials during the time of the 2016 election through to January 2017. The senators have since released the list.
The note, signed by Grenell, was first obtained by CBS News’ Catherine Herridge on Wednesday.
Grassley and Johnson made the request in a letter (pdf) to Attorney General William Barr and acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell on Tuesday following the revelation that Grenell had declassified information about Obama administration officials who were allegedly involved in the “unmasking” of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, whose communication with the former Russian ambassador during President Donald Trump’s transition period was leaked.
Sen. Rand Paul, who also requested the declassified information, has also released the list separately. He said that he would be inviting Grenell to testify in the Senate next week.
The list contains names of recipients who may have received Flynn’s identity in response to a request processed between Nov. 8, 2016, and Jan. 31, 2017, to unmask an identity that had been generically referred to in a National Security Agency foreign intelligence report. More from Gina Shakespeare with the Epoch Times program Declassified.
It was not only Gen. Michael Flynn who was unmasked. On Inauguration Day, a number of Democratic-appointed officials requested to unmask members of President Donald Trump’s family! We need to find out: How many others did they unmask? Did they unmask Senators? Congressmen? How about GOP governors or even janitors? These people were punch-drunk crazy over their ability to spy on every last American. They not only had no consideration for our laws or traditions. They were flagrantly pushing their Globalist agenda. More from Trey Gowdy on Fox News.