Flashback=> Rep. Nunes: Obama Officials Who Leaked General Flynn Transcripts Face Five Years in Prison (VIDEO)
On Sunday night activist and author Mike Cernovich identified former ambassador and National Security Advisor Susan Rice as the Obama administration leaker and unmasker.
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) April 2, 2017
Mike Cernovich wrote on The Medium:
The White House Counsel’s office identified Rice as the person responsible for the unmasking after examining Rice’s document log requests. The reports Rice requested to see are kept under tightly-controlled conditions. Each person must log her name before being granted access to them.
Upon learning of Rice’s actions, H. R. McMaster dispatched his close aide Derek Harvey to Capitol Hill to brief Chairman Nunes.
“Unmasking” is the process of identifying individuals whose communications were caught in the dragnet of intelligence gathering. While conducting investigations into terrorism and other related crimes, intelligence analysts incidentally capture conversations about parties not subject to the search warrant. The identities of individuals who are not under investigation are kept confidential, for legal and moral reasons.
White House logs left behind by the Obama administration show that Susan Rice’s interest in gathering NSA docs on Trump and his associates accelerated after Trump won the election in November and continued through January.
Just two weeks ago Rep. Devin Nunes said the Obama officials who released General Flynn transcripts face up to five years in prison.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), the chairman of the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, went on with Sean Hannity to discuss the surveillance by the Obama administration on the Trump Transition Team. Nunes said the crime of releasing General Flynn’s conversations to the Russian Ambassador is up to five years in prison.
Sean Hannity: Not only an unmasking took place but also an intelligence leak. And as I understand it never happens in a case where signature intelligence such as this is in fact obtained. Is that correct?
Rep. Devin Nunes: Yeah, I’ve never heard of that happening before and as I’ve said many times the only crime that has been committed here is that one and it’s quite clear that it was a crime…
Sean Hannity: And in the case of any type of leak that would be a violation of the espionage act. That would be a felony. That would be five years potentially in prison?
Rep. Devin Nunes: That’s correct and it appears that that happened.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) March 24, 2017