Samantha Powers Unmasked Over 260 Americans During 2016; Soon We'll Learn Why
This filthy Shanty Irish Willem Defoe lookalike is a Deep State whore
[Red State] When U.S. intelligence agencies gather information on foreigners, often the name of a U.S. citizen or entity will be collected. Under current U.S. law, information about innocent citizens gathered in this way is referred to as incidental collection. Their names and data must be masked to protect their privacy.
Authorized government officials, under certain conditions, may "unmask" the identity of an individual.
When John Bolton served at the United Nations, he "unmasked" the identities of three individuals. In the year leading up to the 2016 presidential election, then-U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Powers unmasked over 260 Americans.
On September 20, 2017, Fox News reported that the remarkable number of Americans who had been unmasked at Powers' request "was an attempt to uncover associates of President Trump. She was "unmasking" at such a rapid pace in the final months of the Obama administration that she averaged more than one request for every working day in 2016, even seeking information in the days leading up to President Trump&'s inauguration."
In October 2017, Powers testified before a closed session of the House Intelligence Committee. Then Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) spoke to Fox News' Brett Baier afterward and said:
Her testimony is they [the unmasking requests] may be under my name, but I did not make those requests.
I think if she were on your show, she would say those requests to unmask may have been attributed to her, but they greatly exceed by an exponential factor the requests she actually made...So, that's her testimony, and she was pretty emphatic about it.
So, we've got to get to the bottom of that. 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's really important to the country, but also has a masking component to it.
Judicial Watch founder Tom Fitton filed an initial FOIA request for all State Department documents relating to Powers' unmaskings in October 2017, and has been unable to obtain them.
Hint: Hatred of teh Joooos and West Bank Settlements
Posted by: Frank G 2019-05-26