List of officials who sought to 'unmask' Flynn released: Biden, Comey, Obama chief of staff among them

Source: Fox News - View Original Article
Published: May 17, 2020
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94% "Gen Flynn's identity in response to a request processed between 8 November 2016 and 31 January 2017 to unmask an identity that had been ..."
92% "The declassified list showed recipients who may have received Lt.""
89% "It features top figures including then-Vice President Joe Biden, then-FBI Director James Comey and intelligence chiefs John Brennan and James Clapper.""
88% "The list revealed that Clapper made three requests from Dec. 2, 2016 through Jan. 7, 2017; that Brennan made two requests, one on Dec. ..."
84% "It also included Obama's then-chief of staff, Denis McDonough""
82% "The document comes just a day after Biden told ABC News' Good Morning America that he knew nothing about those moves to investigate Michael ..."
77% "Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson, who made the documents public.""
76% "Acting DNI declassifies names of Obama officials who 'unmasked' Flynn Top Obama administration officials purportedly requested to unmask the identity of Michael Flynn during the ..."
72% "In this case, 16 authorized individuals requested unmasking for [REDACTED] different NSA intelligence reports for select identified principals.""
68% "I declassified the enclosed document, which I am providing to you for your situational awareness, Grenell wrote to GOP senators in sending along the ..."

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94% : Gen Flynn's identity in response to a request processed between 8 November 2016 and 31 January 2017 to unmask an identity that had been generically referred to in an NSA foreign intelligence report," the document, obtained by Fox News, read.
92% : The declassified list showed recipients who "may have received Lt.
89% : It features top figures including then-Vice President Joe Biden, then-FBI Director James Comey and intelligence chiefs John Brennan and James Clapper.
88% : The list revealed that Clapper made three requests from Dec. 2, 2016 through Jan. 7, 2017; that Brennan made two requests, one on Dec. 14 and one on Dec. 15, 2016.
84% : It also included Obama's then-chief of staff, Denis McDonough
82% : The document comes just a day after Biden told ABC News' "Good Morning America" that he knew "nothing about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn," and called the topic a "diversion" from the coronavirus pandemic.
77% : Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson, who made the documents public.
76% : Acting DNI declassifies names of Obama officials who 'unmasked' Flynn Top Obama administration officials purportedly requested to "unmask" the identity of Michael Flynn during the presidential transition period, according to a list of names from that controversial process made public on Wednesday.
72% : In this case, 16 authorized individuals requested unmasking for [REDACTED] different NSA intelligence reports for select identified principals.
68% : "I declassified the enclosed document, which I am providing to you for your situational awareness," Grenell wrote to GOP senators in sending along the list.
67% : This response does not include any requests outside of the specified time-frame.
66% : The list revealed that then-U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power made unmasking requests seven times between Nov. 30, 2016 and Jan. 11, 2017.
65% : As Fox News previously reported, Grenell made the decision to declassify information about Obama administration officials who were involved in the "unmasking" of former national security adviser Flynn -- whose calls with the former Russian ambassador during the presidential transition were picked up in surveillance and later leaked.
63% : On Jan. 5, 2017, McDonough made one request, and on Jan. 12, 2017, then-Vice President Biden made one request.
61% : Grenell appeared to have delivered those files to the DOJ last week.
59% : Comey also made a request on Dec. 15, 2016.
54% : Grenell's letter was addressed to Sens. Grassley, R-Iowa, and Johnson, R-Wis.
49% : "Only certain personnel are authorized to submit unmasking requests into the NSA system.
47% : THE DOCUMENTS
45% : The list was declassified in recent days by Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell, and then sent to GOP Sens.
43% : Biden was pressed again, and clarified: "I thought you asked me whether or not I had anything to do with him being prosecuted.
40% : , who had penned a letter to him and Attorney General Bill Barr regarding the declassification of files related to the unmasking process earlier in the day.
31% : I was aware that there was -- that they asked for an investigation, but that's all I know about it, and I don't think anything else."
29% : " The document added: "While the principals are identified below, we cannot confirm hey saw the unmasked information.
22% : "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 document said.

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