This is the news we’ve been waiting to hear for more than three years.
How quickly the media forgot that the leak that turned the public eye on General Flynn was a criminal act. An act for which nobody paid a price… and only one party showed the least bit of interest.
When the Mueller Report dragged on, we couldn’t expect any prosecutions for inappropriate unmaskings and leaks because that might be construed as ‘interfering with’ the investigation. And the left (as well as ‘Republican’ useful idiots like Flake allegedly on the right) were just ITCHING for an opportunity to shout ‘obstruction’ and see Trump impeached.
Trump never took the bait, and time dragged on.
The Flynn case has dragged on… and on.. and on… And any investigation that could have been construed as obstructing or interfering with THAT was likewise shelved. But thanks to Flynn’s great new attorney, the DOJ has discovered malfeasance among their own agents and has dropped the charges against Flynn.
In the process of Flynn launching his defense, we learned about how many people had their fingers in this particular pie, including a critical Oval Office meeting on January 5, 2017.
Americans were shocked to discover how much energy was being spent by people in the outgoing Obama administration on unmasking conversations involving people associated with Trump’s campaign and his family.
But now, that obstacles have been cleared away, we are seeing a change.
Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec confirmed the new probe in an appearance on Fox News Wednesday evening, saying Barr had tapped John Bash, US attorney for the Western District of Texas, after he had “determined that certain aspects of ‘unmasking’ needed to be reviewed.”
Kupec told the network that US Attorney for Connecticut John Durham’s investigation into the Russia probe, which Barr ordered in last May, had been looking into “unmasking,” but the attorney general wanted that process to be addressed separately.
…In May, former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell released a list of 23 Obama-era officials who allegedly tried to reveal the identity of Flynn during the presidential transition period through the “unmasking” process.
The Obama-era officials who were named by Grenell included former Vice President Joe Biden, Comey, former intelligence chiefs John Brennan and James Clapper, Obama chief of staff Dennis McDonough and former US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power.
Kupec said in her interview of the process, “Unmasking inherently isn’t wrong, but certainly, the frequency, the motivation and the reasoning behind unmasking can be problematic, 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.”
Schiff’s narrative was completely disproven, while Nunez and his concerns, despite his reports being shouted down by the press, have stood the test of time.
We already know a criminal act occurred. The leaking of a private conversation is a criminal act.
We already know a list of who was taking particular interest in these unmaskings.
We have already seen which administration officials have appeared before Congress, under oath, denying any involvement in these unmaskings, despite knowledge we now have to the contrary.
The dots are right there, ready to be connected if only there is a will to connect them.
And with someone connecting those dots, General Flynn may finally see justice served. We look forward to the possibility of charges finally being laid against the person who violated his Constitutional rights by unlawfully leaking his private conversation.
And this isn’t just about Flynn, either. Reports are that even in Inauguration Day, Trump’s own family members were being unmasked.
Appointing a criminal investigator to focus on these unmaskings is the first meaningful step in the direction of righting these offenses against Constitutional Rights.