House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) has been doing a little poking around, and it sounds like he’s come across something that stinks to high heavens.
He’s raised some concerns about some actions of the Obama administration during its final year, and he’s dropped a letter to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to get to the bottom of it.
Fox News passes along the details on that.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., has questioned whether Obama officials improperly sought the names of Trump transition members in this way – and, in the letter obtained by Fox News, Nunes provided new details about what his investigators have found.
“[T]his Committee has learned that one official, whose position has no apparent intelligence-related function, made hundreds of unmasking requests during the final year of the Obama Administration,” he wrote to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.
That’s a whole lot of unmasking requests.
Why oh why would the Obama administration do such a thing? Nunes has a theory on that.
Explaining his concerns, Nunes said in the letter that “Obama-era officials sought the identities of Trump transition officials within intelligence reports” without offering any “meaningful explanation” as to why they needed or how they would use the information.
The committee, Nunes wrote, “is left with the impression that these officials may have used this information for improper purposes, including the possibility of leaking.” He noted that some of the requests were “followed by anonymous leaks of those names to the media.”
Unsurprisingly, you’ll hear nary a whisper about the findings of Nunes via the mainstream media.
While members of the press continue to trip over themselves anytime the word Russia is mentioned, allegations of misgivings on their team are met with shrugs.
We’ll keep our fingers crossed that Nunes keeps digging, as we share his sneaky suspicion that something absolutely reeks here.
Source: Fox News