As evidence of former President Obama’s efforts to undermine President Trump come to light, the web of corruption continues to spread.
One individual is revealed to have had a major role in Obama’s efforts to ‘unmask’ Hillary Clinton’s opponents in the 2016 election. It’s former United Nations Ambassador Samantha Powers, and it’s been discovered she may have made hundreds of attempts to unmask Trump and his team for Obama and Clinton, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
Samantha Power was the United States Ambassador to the United Nations during Obama’s presidency. She assisted Obama on a number of liberal issues during her career and was even his Special Assistant for a time in 2008, according to Wikipedia.
Last month it was discovered by the Free Beacon that she might have been a key operator in the unmasking of President Trump and his team under the Obama administration’s direction. Multiple sources point to her as being responsible for “hundreds of unmasking requests during the final year of the Obama administration.”
One source, a former senior US official with knowledge of the inner workings of our national security community, said that it didn’t make sense for Power to request that much information “Asking or an unmasking is rare at the National Security Council or the State Department. It is frankly shocking that anyone would be asking for dozens and if there are really hundreds, it is indefensible.”
A veteran congressional adviser stated that Power’s position at the United Nations likely signifies intentional misuse of the classified information as her office would have no weight in intelligence matters.
Investigators into the allegations against Power and other Democrat officials working for Obama believe the lack of reasons for seeking the secure information is also very suspicious, “There were no meaningful explanations offered by these officials as to why they needed or how they would use this U.S. personal information,”
They go on to point out what could be the only logical reason for seeking the information “thus, the committee is left with the impression that these officials may have used the information for improper purposes, including the possibility of leaking.”
Representative Ron DeSantis (R-FL), believes the investigation supports the need for new legislation surrounding unmaskings. “The startling number of unmaskings of American citizens made by Obama administration officials has undermined confidence in our intelligence protocols, and Chairman Nunes is right to seek new legislation.”
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The veteran congressional adviser echoes this concern and hints at further danger saying “The outrage about Obama officials spying on Americans, let alone on the Republican candidate and then incoming president is both real and legitimate. But there are still a lot of known unknowns, which could make things a lot worse.”
It is likely that investigators have only scratched the surface of just how far Democrats at the time were willing to go to rig the election in their favor. With evidence of the DNC favoring Hillary Clinton in the primaries, Democrats working with Ukraine officials to gather dirt on Trump, and Obama officials found leaking classified intel on Trump and his team, things are looking very bad for Democrats.