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House Intel Committee steps up probe of Obama-era unmasking, Dem-aligned Fusion GPS

This is the biggest political scandal — no, really — since Watergate

(National SentinelObama Corruption: The House Intelligence Committee is ramping up its investigation into the “unmasking” and publicization of officials tied to President Donald J. Trump’s campaign who were incidentally surveilled in meetings with foreign officials, reports The Daily Caller.

In addition, the panel is diving deeper into the actions of Fusion GPS, the Democrat-aligned opposition research firm based in Washington, D.C., that produced the bogus “Trump dossier” that has long since been debunked.

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Over the next two weeks the House committee is expected to privately interview former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power, who reportedly unmasked or identified as many as 260 Americans, primarily Trump campaign or transition officials.

Power was so aggressive in her efforts to unmask Trump aides, she asked U.S intelligence officials on nearly a daily basis to “unmask” or identify Trump officials who had passing contacts with foreign officials, according to a Fox News report on Sept. 20.

Power was trying to compile the information on behalf of other Obama intelligence officials, former U.S. Attorney Joseph DiGenova told TheDCNF. “Her aggressive use of unmasking requests sends a very, very suspicious signal that she was working hand in glove with somebody to get information,” he said.

The committee previously subpoenaed documents from Power, but the former Obama ambassador has voluntarily agreed to testify in private, according to congressional officials with knowledge of the committee’s activities.

The committee is also preparing to introduce a proposed “legislative fix” within the next few weeks to ban or extremely limit future unmasking of American citizens, the congressional officials said.

Beginning 2011, Obama loosened the rules to make it easier for intelligence officials and his own political aides to request that the names be unmasked so they could better understand raw intelligence being gathered overseas, The Hill reported. The change has been criticized by liberal groups like the ACLU and conservatives like Nunes because of the privacy implications.

The committee’s chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes of California, wrote Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats earlier this year that he believed Obama administration officials were improperly unmasking Trump campaign officials.

“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,” he said in his letter.

This is the biggest political scandal — no, really — since Watergate, but you couldn’t tell that because the disgustingly biased establishment media is burying it because it involves their Democratic allies and demi-god Obama.

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