Barack Obama was terrified when he learned what Barr’s looking into.
Top members of his team could be going to prison.
William Barr is looking into an Obama scandal that’s bigger than anything before.
The Flynn unmasking scandal was bad enough for the Obama administration.
Obama clearly made use of the FISA courts to keep tabs on the incoming Trump administration.
The American government is prohibited by the Constitution to spy on their people without cause.
Michael Flynn’s call to the Russian ambassador was under the pretense of just listening to the Russian ambassador.
Flynn’s identity was masked by law, but many of the top members of the Obama administration unmasked his identity, and his identity was then leaked to the Washington Post.
As bad as the Flynn unmasking scandal was for the Obama administration, it may not be the end of the scandal for his administration.
William Barr just launched an investigation looking into the matter which Department of Justice Director of Communications Kerri Kupec discussed when she appeared on Fox News with host Sean Hannity.
“So, John Durham, as part of his investigation, had been looking at the issue of unmasking. And the attorney general determined that certain aspects of unmasking needed to be reviewed separately, as a support to John Durham’s investigation,” Kupec said. “So, he tapped John Bash, one of our U.S. attorneys out of Texas, to do just that.”
Kupec went on to explain that unmasking isn’t always wrong, but in context, it looks like Obama might have had underhanded intentions with unmasking Flynn.
“And, Sean, obviously, we know that unmasking inherently isn’t wrong. But, certainly, the frequency, the motivation and the reasoning behind unmasking can be problematic,” Kupec added. “And when you’re looking at unmasking as part of a broader investigation, like John Durham’s investigation, looking specifically at who was unmasking whom can add a lot to our understanding about motivation and big-picture events.”
There may be others that the Obama administration unmasked, perhaps even Trump himself or members of the press, and Hannity asked if the DOJ was going to look into that.
“Well, that’s why the attorney general determined that it was appropriate to look at unmasking as a support to John Durham’s investigation, and looking specifically at episodes both before and after the election,” Kupec replied. “And, like I said, the frequency, who was unmasking whom, these — all of these circumstances and events can shed light and give us a better understanding of what happened with respect to President Trump, his campaign, then, of course, what happened after he was elected as well.”
The Democrats are currently looking for an extension of parts of FISA.
It’s important to know if the law was misused to allow Obama to spy on Trump.
There are times and places for the American government to use surveillance but it should never be used as a political weapon.
The American people deserve clear answers and that’s what William Barr is going to give us.