Unmasking Scandal Deepens

Oct 18, 2017

The Obama unmasking scandal is becoming murkier. According to former UN ambassador Samantha Power, someone in addition to her was also making unmasking requests. And that person was doing it under Samantha Power’s name. Power told this to congressional investigators last week. Representative Trey Gowdy said in an interview that Power was “emphatic” that someone else was making the unmasking requests that have been attributed to her. “Her perspective, her testimony is, ‘they may be under my name, but I did not make those requests.’” 260 unmasking requests have been attributed to Power. The details of some of those unmaskings have been leaked to the media illegally. Gowdy said, “If there is someone else making requests on behalf of a principal in the intelligence community we need to know that because we’re getting ready to reauthorize a program that also has a masking component to it.”