The now confirmed claim by President Trump that Obama was spying on him has grown dramatically in its scope reports The Hill.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) “is accusing top political aides of President Obama of making hundreds of requests during the 2016 presidential race to unmask the names of Americans in intelligence reports, including Trump transition officials.”
The evolution of the Obama lie regarding unmasking has gone from ‘it didn’t happen’, to ‘it might have occurred’, to ‘it did take place in a limited and lawful manner’, and finally to ‘it was standard operating procedure during the 2016 campaign’.
Nunes announced the revelation of Obama lies accompanying its criminal politicization of national intelligence assets on July 27 and also sent a letter to the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coates which said, in part:
“We have found evidence that current and former government officials had easy access to U.S. person information and that it is possible that they used this information to achieve partisan political purposes, including the selective, anonymous leaking of such information.”
Notice that Nunes mentioned ‘current’ government officials. This is the Deep State that is working to undermine President Trump!
The Intelligence Chairman noted that many of the requests for unmasking came from ‘senior administration officials’ who did not even bother to submit any justification for the unmasking.
One official, in particular stood out.
The Nunes letter to Coates stated, “The committee has learned that one official, whose position had no apparent intelligence related function, made hundreds of unmasking requests during the final year of the Obama administration. Of those requests, only one offered a justification that was not boilerplate.”
The prevailing belief is that Obama’s former U.S. ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, is the suspected individual.