Skip to comments.AG Barr Appoints Federal Prosecutor To Review Obama Admin ‘Unmasking’ Of Trump Associates
Posted on 05/27/2020 7:47:37 PM PDT by bitt
Attorney General William Barr appointed a federal prosecutor to review so-called unmasking requests that Obama administration officials submitted against Trump associates, a spokeswoman for the Justice Department said Wednesday.
Kerri Kupec, the Justice Department spokeswoman, said on Fox News that Barr appointed John Bash, the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas, to conduct the review.
Bash will carry out the probe in coordination with U.S. attorneys John Durham and Jeff Jensen, who are looking into various aspects of the Trump-Russia investigation.
The attorney general determined that certain aspects of unmasking needed to be reviewed separately as a support to John Durhams investigation, Kupec told Fox News Sean Hannity.
On May 13, Republican senators released a list of 39 Obama-era government officials who submitted requests for intelligence reports during the presidential transition period that identified Flynn, the incoming national security adviser. (RELATED: Biden, Brennan, Comey Submitted Flynn Unmasking Requests)
The documents showed that former Vice President Joe Biden, former FBI Director James Comey, former CIA Director John Brennan and other officials in the Obama administration submitted requests for information regarding Flynn.
Kupec said that while the process of unmasking is not inherently wrong, Barr is analyzing whether Obama officials had political motives in submitting requests for reports that identified Flynn.
The motivation and the reasoning behind unmasking can be problematic, she said.
When you are looking at unmasking as part of a broader investigation like John Durhams investigation, looking specifically at who was unmasking whom can add a lot to our understanding about motivation and big picture events.
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They will talk about it and have committees on it for a decade and by then it will be forgotten. Yes, I am pesimistic that it will NEVER go anywhere.
Is anyone keeping an arrest record?
All not to be revealed before November 4 2020.
“John Bash, the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas”
This could get FUN. If he’s representative of the politics there - get the popcorn out!
Not needed as yet. Hopefully this will come to fruition.
Doesn’t matter. Keep all these Obama officials under investigation. Their lawyers will tell them to keep their mouths shut and they won’t be able to campaign for Biden.
Unmasking is a violation of the Fourth Amendment. The bar should be almost prohibitively high to allow it. Instead, the government’s been passing out unmasking approvals like candy at a kid’s birthday party.
I forgot the name of the guy from Utah, assigned by Sessions, to dig into all this about three years ago.
How did that work out?
...Barr appointed John Bash, the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas, to conduct the review....
Hmmm....not going with someone from the Southern District of New York. I wonder why? /sarc
A whole lot of unmasking went on under the Obama Administration.
“All will be revealed before the next moon.” Yeah right.
Two of the best albums ever produced: The Buggles.
It’s a Federal prosecutor who will be investigating. Not Congress. So no committees.
Wake me when people hang or go to prison. Until then, this is just theater, making it clear that the elites NEVER pay for their crimes.
You bet there was, and it's time it was all uncovered, and those involved prosecuted.
"Sources familiar with the situation state that nobody did anything."
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