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SAMANTHA POWER DENIES SERIAL UNMASKING
POWERLINE ^ | PAUL MIRENGOFF

Posted on 10/17/2017 9:31:48 PM PDT by bitt

It has been reported that Samantha Power, while serving as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, requested or initiated a request for more than 260 unmaskings of Americans whose conversations were picked up during surveillance. But today, according to Rep. Trey Gowdy, Power denied making anything close to that number of unmasking requests.

Here is what Gowdy told Fox News’ Bret Baier:

BAIER: You are also looking, and have talked to the former Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power. We reported that she requested or her officer requested 260 plus efforts to unmask, in other words, get who was talking about picked up in surveillance. How did she answer that question? Why so many?

GOWDY: Well, I’ll tell you broadly, Bret, I think if she was on your show, she would say those attempt to unmask may have been attributed to her. But they greatly exceed, by an exponential factor, the number of requests that she actually made.

I assume Gowdy is accurately characterizing Power’s testimony. I don’t assume Power is telling the truth, but she may be.

If she is, I agree with Gowdy who also told Baier, “We’ve got to get to the bottom of that.” Did the alleged unmaskings incorrectly attributed to Power actually occur? If so, who was responsible for them and how did the unmaskings come to be incorrectly attributed to Power?

(Excerpt) Read more at powerlineblog.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: corruption; gowdy; intelligence; power; samanthapower; spying; sunstein; treygowdy; unmasking
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1 posted on 10/17/2017 9:31:48 PM PDT by bitt
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To: bitt

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trey-gowdy-samantha-power-testified-that-intel-officials-made-unmasking-requests-in-her-name/article/2637844


2 posted on 10/17/2017 9:33:30 PM PDT by bitt (press takes him literally, but not seriously; his supporters take him seriously, but not literally)
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To: bitt

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/10/17/very-swampian-trey-gowdy-samantha-power-did-not-make-unmasking-requests-attributed-to-her/


3 posted on 10/17/2017 9:35:06 PM PDT by bitt (press takes him literally, but not seriously; his supporters take him seriously, but not literally)
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To: bitt

“It has been reported . . . .”

Now there’s a phrase that ought to spark great confidence!


4 posted on 10/17/2017 9:36:20 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Lock. Her. Up.)
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To: bitt

Another rabbit hole. The only option left is to strip to the minimum what the intel community can do. They can’t be trusted, obviously.


5 posted on 10/17/2017 9:40:31 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: bitt

samantha power would deny being a woman if she thought it would benefit her


6 posted on 10/17/2017 9:41:56 PM PDT by Bob434
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To: bitt

that’s still the same comment from the same source. gowdy said it on foxnews, and those are two reports of the original report.

but it’s not necessarily confirmation, as such. .


7 posted on 10/17/2017 9:42:33 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie
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http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/17/sean-spicer-mueller-russia-probe-243882

SPICER


8 posted on 10/17/2017 9:44:00 PM PDT by bitt (press takes him literally, but not seriously; his supporters take him seriously, but not literally)
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To: bitt

I don’t trust Gowdy.


9 posted on 10/17/2017 9:44:35 PM PDT by kabar
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To: bitt

She’s lying


10 posted on 10/17/2017 9:44:56 PM PDT by CPT Clay
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To: bitt

I guess she looked around at the Clintons and decided not to take the fall. The next question will be if it was Obama or Clinton people who falsified the requests.

A: Sessions, Sessions, Sessions?
B: Oh, he’s sick.


11 posted on 10/17/2017 9:45:11 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("...that all the donkeys were dead. I know nothing as to the fate of the less valuable animals.")
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I don’t assume Power is telling the truth, but she may be.

Being an Obunga insider, very doubtful.

12 posted on 10/17/2017 9:46:27 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: bitt
"We've got to get to the bottom of that."

Hans Blix is on the case.

13 posted on 10/17/2017 9:47:34 PM PDT by deadrock
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It’s a shame that nobody keeps records in the government...then we’d know for sure. /sarc


14 posted on 10/17/2017 9:51:00 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob
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To: bitt

Wherher she unmasked 26 or 260 makes no difference, this is a fracking crime. sheesh. What the heck are we discussing here?


15 posted on 10/17/2017 9:55:10 PM PDT by lavaroise
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To: bitt

Her husband is Cass Sunstein...

Who was her top aide and second in command?


16 posted on 10/17/2017 9:59:35 PM PDT by piasa (...)
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To: bitt

Church lady voice : “Was it ... PU-tin?”


17 posted on 10/17/2017 10:02:20 PM PDT by piasa (...)
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Either she did or she didn’t. This isn’t that hard. If an intelligence official made them in her name?...This would mean collusion on many levels defrauding the FISA court. More than a minor problem.


18 posted on 10/17/2017 10:10:27 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: bitt

This scandal just grows and grows! Either she is lying to the House committee OR someone else was making numerous “unmasking” requests in her name — and/or someone in an extremely sensitive position in the intel community was cooperating in this massive abuse of the process (to allow unmaskings while someone attributed them in the records to the wrong official).

Wow, if only we had an Attorney General who was worth more than a warm cup of spit!!


19 posted on 10/17/2017 10:12:34 PM PDT by Enchante (Bill, Anthony, Harvey .... how does lesbo Hillary manage to surround herself with male predators???)
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Trey Gowdy = Mr. Worthless.


20 posted on 10/17/2017 10:13:19 PM PDT by MNDude (God is not a Republican, but Satan is certainly a Democratt)
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