Samantha Power- Unmasking Troll
Fox News is claiming, through unnamed sources, that Samantha Power, the former U.S Ambassador to the UN, is a serial unmasker. Apparently, the Ambassador somehow needed to have the names of Americans who were being spied on by the NSA. I am not sure what an Ambassador needs with information like that, but there you have it. Of course, this is my surprised face at this news…. 😐 Yep, that’s about as surprised as I get at news that the government spied on you and shared that information inappropriately with other government agents. But enjoy the latest shock news from Fox News anyway.
Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, 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 – and even sought information in the days leading up to President Trump’s inauguration, multiple sources close to the matter told Fox News.
Two sources, who were not authorized to speak on the record, said the requests to identify Americans whose names surfaced in foreign intelligence reporting, known as unmasking, exceeded 260 last year. One source indicated this occurred in the final days of the Obama White House.
The details emerged ahead of an expected appearance by Power next month on Capitol Hill. She is one of several Obama administration officials facing congressional scrutiny for their role in seeking the identities of Trump associates in intelligence reports – but the interest in her actions is particularly high.
In a July 27 letter to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said the committee had learned “that one official, whose position had no apparent intelligence-related function, made hundreds of unmasking requests during the final year of the Obama Administration.”
The “official” is widely reported to be Power.