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August 01, 2017

Sara Carter/Circa: Ben Rhodes Now a "Person of Interest" In House Intelligence Committee Unmasking Probe

It is a sin take delight in another human being's tribulations, unless he is a major asshole like Ben Rhodes. Then, go wild with it.

Former Obama White House National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes is now an emerging as a person of interest in the House Intelligence Committee's unmasking investigation, according to a letter sent Tuesday by the committee to the National Security Agency (NSA). This adds Rhodes to the growing list of top Obama government officials who may have improperly unmasked Americans in communications intercepted overseas by the NSA, Circa has confirmed.

The House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-CA, sent the letter to the National Security Agency requesting the number of unmaskings made by Rhodes from Jan. 1, 2016 to Jan. 20, 2017, according to congressional sources who spoke with Circa. Rhodes, who worked closely with former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and was a former deputy national security adviser for strategic communications for President Obama, became a focus of the committee during its review of classified information to assess whether laws were broken regarding NSA intercepted communications of President Trump, members of his administration and other Americans before and after the election, according to congressional officials.

Incidentally, Devin Nunes is strongly hinting that Samantha Power is another major suspect.

I know -- we already knew that. But he seems more forward-leaning in his language.

Power was already subpoenaed over all of this. Now, after having some time to digest the information, Nunes seems to be doing everything but calling her out by name. And he's using that bit of history to ask for new legislation regulating how these unmasking events are handled....

You can read the letter [at the link at Hot Air, which you'll have to go to for], but Nunes isn't leaving much to the imagination. He's referring to one of only three individuals from the Obama administration who may have requested the unmasking of individual Americans in hundreds of cases and who "has no apparent intelligence-related function."

Formerly Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power has been frequently noted as having "no apparent intelligence-related function," as opposed to James Clapper (an idiot formerly head of the CIA) and Susan Rice (an idiot on the NSC whose main job was lying about terrorism cases on Sunday shows).

Lies move quickly while the truth takes its sweet old time, but the truth does keep on marching.


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