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Top Obama Officials Received ‘Unmasked’ Intelligence Reports on Trump Team or Congress
Epoch Times ^ | May 9, 2017 | Joshua Philipp

Posted on 05/09/2017 3:15:06 PM PDT by Epoch Times

Two high profile officials who served under the Obama administration told a Senate judiciary subcommittee on May. 8 they had reviewed classified information in which Donald Trump, his associates, or members of congress had been unmasked.

When an intelligence agency gives transcripts of intercepted communications, it often seals the names of U.S. citizens. When a recipient of an intelligence report requests to have the name revealed, it is referred to as “unmasking.”

The testimony by Sally Yates, the former acting Attorney General, and James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence (DNI), before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee, raised the question of whether communications of the Trump team were gathered for legitimate purposes or for political purposes.

Last month White House lawyers discovered that under President Barack Obama, National Security Adviser Susan Rice requested unmasking of names on dozens of occasions—starting in July 2016, and increasing in frequency after the elections—of members of the Trump team.

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


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: blogpimp; deepstate; deepstategate; dirtytricks; flynn; obama; obamaspies; snooping; trump; unmasking

1 posted on 05/09/2017 3:15:06 PM PDT by Epoch Times
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To: Epoch Times
I know Sally Yates said she has reviewed many documents where people were already unmasked.

So it's a game????....Mr. X calls for person to be unmasked and then passes it to the real person who wanted the unmasking.

2 posted on 05/09/2017 3:23:02 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Epoch Times

Just another day in the District of Corruption.


3 posted on 05/09/2017 3:26:03 PM PDT by Don Corleone (.leave the gun, take the canolis, take it to the mattress.)
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To: pocat

ping


4 posted on 05/09/2017 3:27:25 PM PDT by timestax (American Media = Domestic Enemy)
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(HAT TIP TXHURL) Graham forced Clapper and Yates to say ‘Rice’ in a secure hearing so she can be subpoenaed. DJT can then de-classify the necessary items so her testimony can be public and under oath. He’ll get to Obama, eventually.

Gasp.......who knew Lindsay was that clever?

Lindsay can also get Sessions on-board---b/c he can remove any impediment as to testifying about classified material (should Rice try to use the argument).

Lindsay had to act b/c the arrogant Rice refused to testify before Congress. Rice has been a huge detriment to our republic. She was given a little power to pump her resume by the moron posing as a president. Now she's operating under severe delusions about her actual role in govt.

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Taxpayers demand Rice answer questions....and they want answers now.

Questions for Rice:

1. When did you request the unmasking, and from which agency?

2. Who in that agency actually did the unmasking? Please provide the written requests you submitted.

3. Once the names were unmasked, did you still believe there was a threat to national security from the named US persons?

4. If so, with whom did you share the information, and what actions were taken to protect America and American citizens?

5. If you did not, then you should not have shared the names with anyone else, so how did the names become known?

6. Why was any of the info detailed here deliberately withheld on the FISA application? (it's a felony to willfully withhold information when applying for a FISA).

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(HAT TIP OMEGATOO)

<><> If the information found in the ‘incidental’ involvement of any US Person was threatening US Security, and America citizens' safety, why did US security agencies wait for Rice’s request to unmask?

<><> Did Obama issue a secret stand down order?

<><> Why did Rice on PBS initially deny responsibility for the unmasking?

<><> Why was this threat not unveiled at the time or since? Why now?

Alarmingly, the supposed ‘threat’ identified by Rice was about to be inaugurated as President of the US. Shouldn’t Congress have been notified? Why did Rice keep it a secret? Maybe she planned to collude w/ the Clintons to sell the intel to a foreign country?

The NSA didn’t unmask the information initially, plus later investigations found NO collusion between Russia and Trump. Seems to be proof-positive that whatever suspicions Obama/Rice/Brennan may have had to justify the unmasking were absolutely wrong, or more likely non-existent.

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Capitol Switchboard 1-866-220-0044

Contact your Representative and Senators---demand these questions blanket the media---and demand Susan Rice answer them.

5 posted on 05/09/2017 3:27:57 PM PDT by Liz (Shutting down conservatives' free speech is a form of hate speech. samtheman)
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To: GOPJ; Jane Long; MinuteGal; jsanders2001; V K Lee; HarleyLady27; stephenjohnbanker; ...

"We been Farked."

EDITED/EMPHASIS ADDED---Evelyn Farkas could be the John Dean of the Obama surveillance scandal. John Dean revealed the secrets of Watergate that helped topple Richard Nixon. Farkas has inadvertently revealed the Obama administration's secret – that a sitting president was conducting surveillance of the team of his successor. From Hillary's emails to pay-for-play at the Clinton Foundation to Obama's illegal surveillance, this was in fact the most corrupt administration in American history, more worthy of Venezuela than our great democracy.

Dr. Evelyn Farkas, a non-resident fellow at the vehemently anti-Russia Atlantic Council and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia in the Obama administration.

(CUE LAUGH MACHINE) According to Politico, Farkas was the Pentagon's top Russia official, resigning in 2015.

In her self-incriminating March 2 interview with MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski,she not only admitted that the Obama administration was conducting surveillance of Team Trump, but was feeding that information to "people on the Hill."

She spoke to MSNBC (interview available on YouTube): "I was urging my former colleagues, and frankly speaking the people on the Hill, it was more actually aimed at telling the Hill people, get as much information as you can, get as much intelligence as you can, before President Obama leaves the administration," Farkas, who is now a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, said. (FoxNews March 29, 2017)

"Because I had a fear that somehow that information would disappear with the senior [Obama] people who left, so it would be hidden away in the bureaucracy … that the Trump folks – if they found out how we knew what we knew about their … the Trump staff dealing with Russians – that they would try to compromise those sources and methods, meaning we no longer have access to that intelligence."

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COME AGAIN FARKAS? --- IF they found out how we knew about the Trump staff? That is an admission that confirms President Trump's claims about Obama administration surveillance of Trump Tower. Evelyn Farkas should be the first witness or at least the next witness in any congressional investigation.

Just how is a low-level Pentagon official privy to that information? How loose were the intelligence agencies under Obama that information deliberately collected, not "incidentally" collected, were passed around like the sports section of the morning paper? If the collection was incidental, why the concern about sources and methods? How many "people on the Hill" were privy to Team Trump's private communications?

Farkas's admission was prompted by a question about a New York Times article, "Obama Administration Rushed To Preserve Intelligence On Russian Election Hacking." After all, if that information included surveillance of the Trump transition team, it might prove politically useful.

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UPDATE---After her stint in Obama's Pentagon, Farkas made an interesting career move:Farkas would go on to serve as a foreign policy advisor to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, telling the New Yorker earlier this month that she thought Hillary Clinton "got it" when it came to issues regarding Russia.

What Hillary Clinton "got" included perhaps information from the surveillance of the Trump campaign. It could have been the source of her campaign focus on linking the Trump campaign with Russia, ironically redirecting any eyes that may have been looking over her approval of a deal giving Russia control of 20 percent of our uranium supply.

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It was not just Trump who was under Obama surveillance. Farkas served an Obama administration that shamelessly spied on world leaders, starting with German chancellor Angela Merkel: President Barack Obama knew of the organization's spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel – and approved of the efforts, a National Security Agency official has reportedly told a German newspaper.

The Economic Times writes the "high-ranking" NSA official spoke to Bild am Sonntag on the condition of anonymity, saying then-president Obama, "not only did not stop the operation, but he also ordered it to continue."--snip--

SOURCE Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/03/obama_official_evelyn_farkas_could_become_the_john_dean_of_trump_surveillance_sandal.html#ixzz4dCSDQUi9

6 posted on 05/09/2017 3:46:34 PM PDT by Liz (Shutting down conservatives' free speech is a form of hate speech. samtheman)
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To: Liz

Those two criminals deserve being farked....after the eight long years they farked us/this country over.


7 posted on 05/09/2017 4:16:25 PM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: Liz

“American history, more worthy of Venezuela than our great democracy.”

The United States is a REPUBLIC ... not a “democracy”. Venezuela is a “democracy”. PLEASE fix that :-).

Sorry if I’m coming off as a doofus ... but the libs love calling the USA a “democracy” when it is anything BUT that! Sure it has democratic components, but the nation is a Representative Republic.


8 posted on 05/09/2017 4:20:09 PM PDT by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: Jane Long
10 second Quiz. Can you guess which one is the Assistant Secy of Defense?....... tick tock tick tock.....

Lotsa versimilitude there.

9 posted on 05/09/2017 4:25:58 PM PDT by Liz (Shutting down conservatives' free speech is a form of hate speech. samtheman)
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To: Liz
(CUE LAUGH MACHINE) According to Politico, Farkas was the Pentagon's top Russia official, resigning in 2015.

Make America Great Again

10 posted on 05/09/2017 6:17:37 PM PDT by poconopundit (FR: Self-Reliant Lovers of Liberty who can't stop the Chatter)
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To: Liz
Damning....

But what will come of it.................. /

11 posted on 05/09/2017 6:56:53 PM PDT by Osage Orange (We can all live together as brothers or perish together as fools)
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To: Liz

These people will dance around testifying truthfully by pleading the 5th. A Grand Jury needs to be convened immediately!!! When the truth comes out about this ILLEGALITY, Russia will be in everyone’s rear view mirror!


12 posted on 05/10/2017 7:48:03 AM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: Liz; GOPJ; Jane Long; MinuteGal; jsanders2001; V K Lee; HarleyLady27

“In her self-incriminating March 2 interview with MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski,she not only admitted that the Obama administration was conducting surveillance of Team Trump, but was feeding that information to “people on the Hill.” “

lol....no wonder Paul Ryan was convinced Trump couldn’t win.

He no doubt had a few laughs with his LEFTIST, Obama-loving wife.


13 posted on 05/10/2017 8:16:32 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (My Batting Average( 1,000) since Nov 2014 (GOPe is that easy to read))
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To: Liz
In her self-incriminating March 2 interview with MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski,she not only admitted that the Obama administration was conducting surveillance of Team Trump, but was feeding that information to "people on the Hill."

Think how breathless the press would if the political parties had been switched on this story.

14 posted on 05/10/2017 11:27:00 AM PDT by GOPJ (The liberal media is the thug arm of the Democrat Party.)
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To: GOPJ; stephenjohnbanker

Mika’s a frickin’ joke....she had the biggest story of the year........ and she said nothing as “Aunt Blabby Farkas” blabbed on.


15 posted on 05/10/2017 12:04:34 PM PDT by Liz (Shutting down conservatives' free speech is a form of hate speech. samtheman)
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To: Liz; GOPJ

Nothing drains the brain faster than being a dedicated leftist : )


16 posted on 05/10/2017 1:27:25 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (My Batting Average( 1,000) since Nov 2014 (GOPe is that easy to read))
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