Trump sends list of Obama officials who unmasked Flynn to congress and media so we all know who they are


The Trump administration just made its move to hold Adam Schiff to account and it is lights out for Schiff.

Trump finally sent over to Congress the list of Obama administration officials who unmasked Mike Flynn.

It looks like they will not get away with it after all. From The Hill:

A copy of the list obtained by The Hill includes a who’s who of Obama-era officials, including then-Vice President Joe Biden, former White House chief of staff Denis McDonough, former FBI Director James Comey and former CIA Director John Brennan.

Acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Richard Grenell declassified and then sent the list of names to GOP Sens. Ron Johnson (Wis.) and Chuck Grassley (Iowa) on Wednesday.

“I am providing a revised list of identities of any officials who submitted requests to the National Security Agency at any point between 8 November 2016 and 31 January 2017 to unmask the identity of former National Security Advisor, Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn USA-Ret.),” the document from Grenell. The list has been re-organized into chronological order.

It is not uncommon for officials to ask for the identities of anonymous individuals unnamed in intelligence reports, but the list is likely to become part of an escalating debate over whether Flynn’s prosecution was handled appropriately by federal authorities.

President Trump also has frequently argued that Obama officials wanted to hurt him politically through selective leaks to the media. He and other officials have pointed to the unmasking of officials from intelligence reports as evidence of the attacks.

Democrats see the list sent by Grenell as further evidence of how the Trump administration has politicized the intelligence community and the Justice Department, which controversially dropped charges against Flynn for lying to investigators last week despite securing a guilty plea.

Andrew Bates, a spokesman for Biden’s presidential campaign, responded to the former VP’s presence on the list by tweeting a story from May 2018 where Johnson indicated that Biden is the biggest threat to Trump’s reelection chances in November.