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Grenell: Revealing Flynn unmasking requests posed 'absolutely no risk' to intelligence community
justthenews.com ^ | 5/26/2020 | Daniel Payne

Posted on 05/26/2020 6:15:58 PM PDT by bitt

The outgoing intelligence director thinks Sen. Warner's philosophy of transparency is 'based solely on political advantage'

Outgoing acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell is dismissing a top Democratic senator's insinuations that he had harmed the U.S. intelligence community by declassifying the names of individuals who had requested Michael Flynn's unmasking.

Last week, Virginia Sen. Mark Warner asked Grenell in a letter to explain why he had revealed the names of numerous Obama administration officials, including Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, who had requested that Flynn's name be unmasked in intelligence reports.

Flynn has been at the center of controversy for over three years over allegations that he lied to the FBI about his communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak; he initially pled guilty to those charges though at the beginning of this year he withdrew that plea.

The general was the subject of intelligence community reports regrading his conversations with Kislyak. Earlier this month, Grenell declassified the list of Obama officials who had asked for Flynn's initially concealed identity to be revealed in those reports.

Warner, in a letter leaked to The Hill, said that the decision to release that list had "the potential compromise to sources and methods" within the intelligence community, something Grenell, in a letter written Monday, denied.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: flynn; grenell; markwarner; richardgrenell; sergeykislyak; virginia; virginiamarkwarner; warner
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1 posted on 05/26/2020 6:15:58 PM PDT by bitt
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2 posted on 05/26/2020 6:16:12 PM PDT by bitt (Much of our culture is intended to traumatize us, as traumatized people are easily controlled)
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To: bitt

Compromise to sources and methods of 0bama.


3 posted on 05/26/2020 6:17:37 PM PDT by Paladin2
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An effective director for the short period of time he served.


4 posted on 05/26/2020 6:21:59 PM PDT by Gene Eric ( Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

“An effective director for the short period of time he served.”

Do you know what (if any) govt. position he’s going to?


5 posted on 05/26/2020 6:25:29 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: bitt

It is interesting that the good Senator’s letter complaining about release of information to the public by the Acting Secretary is itself leaked to an opposition media source.


6 posted on 05/26/2020 6:26:07 PM PDT by etcb
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To: bitt

In what world does he live in? I always thought that unmasking was a definite bad thing.


7 posted on 05/26/2020 6:32:21 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (In these trying times, Give me Liberty or Give me Death!)
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To: Magic Fingers

I do not. I know virtually nothing about Grennell save his recent efforts related to Flynn.


8 posted on 05/26/2020 6:33:43 PM PDT by Gene Eric ( Don't be a statist!)
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To: bitt

I wish Grenell could have been left there for about 6 more months.


9 posted on 05/26/2020 6:36:01 PM PDT by Enterprise
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To: Magic Fingers

The press gal said today that they haven’t decided on where to put him just yet. ....but they will


10 posted on 05/26/2020 6:36:47 PM PDT by redshawk ( I want my red balloon. ( https://youtu.be/V12H2mteniE))
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To: bitt

I heard someone say Grenell should be the next FBI Director, I think it’s a good idea.

If Wray could be persuaded to step down, Grenell could be appointed as Acting FBI Director for up to 210 days which is past the election. If the GOP takes back the House, then a Grenell appointment could be made permanent.

But I don’t think Wray will step down voluntarily but hope to be wrong. OTOH I could be completely wrong about Wray. It’s best to sit back and watch, not judge.


11 posted on 05/26/2020 6:43:08 PM PDT by Hostage (Article V)
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To: Magic Fingers

He’s also the US Ambassador to Germany. I assume he will go back to Germany. For now.


12 posted on 05/26/2020 6:59:52 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: Hostage

Wray should be reassigned to another post. The President has left him there way too long, already.


13 posted on 05/26/2020 7:12:00 PM PDT by Fireone (Build the gallows first, then the wall!)
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To: Hostage

I don’t think the House has a say in who is FBI director.


14 posted on 05/26/2020 7:19:16 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Auntie Mame

He is stepping down from his post there.
Surely something higher will follow.
He did more in 3 months as DNI than anyone in govt has done in 3 years, short of POTUS.
I have also followed him on Twitter throughout his ambassadorship and he served us well there and stuck up for American interests.
He is loyal and a true patriot; I hope whatever he does next rewards him for those qualities.


15 posted on 05/26/2020 7:32:11 PM PDT by GnuThere
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To: Gene Eric

He is the current Ambassador to Germany.


16 posted on 05/26/2020 7:41:34 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Hostage
***I heard someone say Grenell should be the next FBI Director, I think it’s a good idea***

He's busy. :)

17 posted on 05/26/2020 7:43:03 PM PDT by Bob Ireland (The Democrap Party is the enemy of freedom.They use all the seductions and deceits of the Bolshevics)
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To: Hostage

Senate confirms people, not the House.


18 posted on 05/26/2020 7:43:27 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: bitt

So what if it does? The American people have a right to know the sources and methods of the attack against the Constitutional government.

Sources and methods of the intelligence community are of little value when that intelligence community is well proven to be working against the American republic.


19 posted on 05/26/2020 9:44:42 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: Hostage

“If Wray could be persuaded to step down,”

He can simply be fired. No reason is needed. He is an at will appointee.


20 posted on 05/26/2020 9:46:14 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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