Seven subpoenas have been issued by the House Intelligence Committee regarding meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
According to a WSJ report, three of the seven subpoenas are regarding reports that members of the “Trump team” were identified “in foreign surveillance reports, and had their names ‘unmasked’”.
The three subpoenas were served on the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Agency, and all three explicitly referenced “unmasking”.
It looks like the House panel is intensifying its investigation into allegations that Obama-era aides improperly demanded the “unmasking” of names of associates of President Trump.
The unmasked names from the classified intelligence reports were then leaked the data to news media organizations.
Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, former CIA Director John Brennan, and former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power are three of the targets.
The inclusion of Power’s name on the subpoenas marks her first appearance in the scandal surrounding the Obama administration’s use of unmasking. Capitol Hill sources told Fox News they are devoting increasing scrutiny to Power because they have come to see her role in the unmasking as larger than previously known, and eclipsing those of the other former officials named.
Looks like Obama and Rice are really going to have to face the consequences for ‘wiretapping’ Trump!
The House Intelligence Committee issued seven subpoenas on Wednesday, in a sign that its investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election is ramping up in scope and intensity, according to people familiar with the matter.
The Republican-led committee issued four subpoenas related to the Russia investigation. Three subpoenas are related to questions about how and why the names of associates of President Donald Trump were unredacted and distributed within classified reports by Obama administration officials during the transition between administrations.
The committee has subpoenaed the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency for information about what is called “unmasking.” Republicans on the committee have been pushing for a thorough investigation of how the names of Trump campaign officials became exposed in classified intelligence reports based off intelligence community intercepts.
Those subpoenas seek information on requests made by former national security adviser Susan Rice, former CIA Director John Brennan and former United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power for names to be unmasked in classified material. The three didn’t personally receive subpoenas, the people familiar with the matte said. Mr. Brennan, Ms. Rice and Ms. Power didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.
For months now, the left has unsuccessfully tried to pin some weird ‘collusion with Russia’ conspiracy theory on the President. There have been dozens of investigations, all yielding..NOTHING…nada…zilch!
So far, every investigation that Obama abused his power by spying on Team Trump has proven to be ripe with evidence.
The other four subpoenas were issued from the committee’s ranking Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff, and are duplicates of subpoenas already issued by the Senate Intelligence Committee.
The Senate Committee is conducting a parallel probe fishing in unsubstantiated allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.
This is about to get real interesting.
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