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    “Unmasking” probe commissioned by Barr quietly concludes without charges or any public report
    The federal prosecutor appointed by Attorney General William P. Barr to review whether Obama-era officials improperly requested the identities of individuals whose names were redacted in intelligence documents has completed his work without finding any substantive wrongdoing, according to people familiar with the matter.

    The revelation that U.S. Attorney John Bash, who left the department last week, had concluded his review without criminal charges or any public report will rankle President Trump at a moment when he is particularly upset at the Justice Department. The department has so far declined to release the results of Bash’s work, though people familiar with his findings say they would likely disappoint conservatives who have tried to paint the “unmasking” of names — a common practice in government to help understand classified documents — as a political conspiracy.

    https://hotair.com/headlines/archive...public-report/
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    Originally posted by The Barbarian View Post
    “Unmasking” probe commissioned by Barr quietly concludes without charges or any public report
    The federal prosecutor appointed by Attorney General William P. Barr to review whether Obama-era officials improperly requested the identities of individuals whose names were redacted in intelligence documents has completed his work without finding any substantive wrongdoing, according to people familiar with the matter.

    The revelation that U.S. Attorney John Bash, who left the department last week, had concluded his review without criminal charges or any public report will rankle President Trump at a moment when he is particularly upset at the Justice Department. The department has so far declined to release the results of Bash’s work, though people familiar with his findings say they would likely disappoint conservatives who have tried to paint the “unmasking” of names — a common practice in government to help understand classified documents — as a political conspiracy.

    https://hotair.com/headlines/archive...public-report/
    Too late - I already voted Republican across the board. I wish it would stop the endless political commercials.

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    • #3
      And today I voted democrat but not across the board. Close enough, though.
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      But since Durham has now admitted that he won't be finishing his investigation until after the election,Trump's last Hail Mary is gone. Unless he comes up with something big, very soon.

      Maybe Barr will obey him and have Biden arrested for whatever it is Trump wants him jailed for. I wouldn't count on it, though.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bob Carabbio View Post

        Too late - I already voted Republican across the board. I wish it would stop the endless political commercials.
        barbie won't stop until he's banned

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        • #5

          Tried and waited then got tired, that's about it

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          • #6

            So, let's turn to Barr's "unmasking" probe.

            Last May, Richard Grenell, then Trump's acting director of national intelligence, released a list of Obama administration officials who had made unmasking requests to the NSA between November 2016 and January 2017, where the "unmasked" individual was ultimately identified as former Trump national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn. The allegation being investigated was whether these requests were intended to sabotage the Trump campaign by unfairly "targeting" Flynn.


            The investigation also seemed to link this allegation with the later FBI investigation of Flynn for making false statements regarding his secret call to then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, charges that Barr's Justice Department is
            currently trying to have dropped.

            The basis of this unmasking investigation was inherently flawed from the beginning. ... since the requesting official would have no idea who the person is until the request is granted and their identity is unveiled.

            Further, the NSA memo providing the list of officials who made unmasking requests
            included an important note: "Each individual was an authorized recipient of the original report and the unmasking was approved through NSA's standard process, which includes a review of the justification for the request." That means that each unmasking request met at least one of the seven justifications required by NSA, and that Flynn's identity was necessary to fully understand the intelligence or its importance. Barr's handpicked Justice Department investigator apparently agrees.

            Which is why this is bad news for Trump.
            Ultimately, 39 different government and intelligence officials found the communications or activities that Flynn was participating in so alarming that they each — separately and independently — made unmasking requests to the NSA. They all did this before even knowing it was someone involved in Trump's campaign.
            ,,,


            Worst of all for Trump, the alarming activity by Flynn reported by the NSA has nothing to do with the FBI's case against Flynn for lying about his secret call to Kislyak. We know this for two reasons. First, that call took place on December 29, well after the majority of the unmasking requests involving Flynn took place. Second, that intelligence would not have been collected by the NSA in the first place. Only the FBI can conduct electronic surveillance of foreign targets like Kislyak that are located inside the US.
            So whatever Flynn was up to cannot be dismissed as part of the "Deep State coup" which Trump has repeatedly claimed the FBI was waging against him.

            Ultimately, Barr's unmasking investigation answers the question of whether Obama administration officials made legitimate and justified unmasking requests. They did. But it raises a new one: What, exactly, was Flynn up to in December 2016, while he was part of Trump's transition team, that caused these officials to be so concerned? That's an investigation worth pursuing.

            https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/14/opini...ppa/index.html

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              The results of the Obamagate investigation are in:
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                  Originally posted by The Barbarian View Post
                  The results of the Obamagate investigation are in:
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                  Camelot...

                  Tried and waited then got tired, that's about it

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                  • #10
                    Where is the evidence for a global flood?
                    E≈mc2
                    "the best maths don't need no stinkin' numbers"

                    "The waters under the 'expanse' were under the crust."
                    -Bob B.

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                    • #11
                      Jack should treat the senate subpoena like the Trump administration has treated senate subpoenas - and ignore it.


                      Tried and waited then got tired, that's about it

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by annabenedetti View Post
                        Jack should treat the senate subpoena like the Trump administration has treated senate subpoenas - and ignore it.
                        And you'll be able to provide the text of the subpoenas that Trump ignored.

                        Don't worry. We'll wait.
                        Where is the evidence for a global flood?
                        E≈mc2
                        "the best maths don't need no stinkin' numbers"

                        "The waters under the 'expanse' were under the crust."
                        -Bob B.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Stripe View Post

                          And you'll be able to provide the text of the subpoenas that Trump ignored.

                          Don't worry. We'll wait.
                          Why would I worry?

                          1. I said Trump administration, not Trump.
                          2. The following references House subpoenas, for the reason outlined at the link.





                          With news reports of the Trump administration’s refusal to cooperate with Congressional probes piling up, I set out to find the true breadth of the stonewalling, digging through media reports and congressional press releases going back to the beginning of 2019, when the Democrats took control of the House of Representatives. I chose to focus on the House instead of the Senate because the Democrats have conducted significantly more oversight of this administration – or, at least, they have tried to.

                          As you will see, the Trump administration has blocked or refused to comply with 82 House Committee requests for testimony and/or documents.


                          This list is based on public information. In many instances, I could not find an outcome to congressional demands; in such a case, I did not include the demand on this list. It is therefore likely that the actual number of obstructed investigations is much higher than reported here. . . .

                          Since the Democrats took control of the House of Representatives on January 3, 2019, the Trump administration has stonewalled at least 82 committee demands, blocking 23 of them and refusing to comply with 59 (Chart 1). A blocked request or subpoena refers to when a top official, sometimes President Trump himself, directed a subordinate not to comply with what the committee asks for. A refused request or subpoena refers to a top official deciding not to comply on their own. The difference is subtle, but leaders of an agency generally have more choice when faced with congressional demands than an underling has.


                          Tried and waited then got tired, that's about it

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Stripe View Post

                            And you'll be able to provide the text of the subpoenas that Trump ignored.

                            Don't worry. We'll wait.
                            notice she didn't provide the text of a single one?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ok doser View Post

                              notice she didn't provide the text of a single one?
                              And I'm not gonna do it, the lazy bum can do it himself.

                              Tried and waited then got tired, that's about it

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