Judicial Watch Digs Into Deep State, Focuses on Samantha Power’s Role in Flynn Fiasco

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Former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power made at least seven requests to unmask General Michael Flynn’s identity and Judicial Watch sued the Deep State Department to find out why. During the final days of Barack Obama’s administration, many of his top officials were trying to find out the classified details of conversations which nobody should even know about. Somebody leaked enough for multiple requests to be filed asking for the NSA to “unmask” routine conversations between Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Samantha Power’s part in the Obamagate drama

Conservative leaning activist group Judicial Watch was back down at the courthouse to file a fresh lawsuit regarding former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power’s role in Obamagate, “with documents showing she made at least seven requests to unmask his identity.” Google is working real hard to run you to their 2018 suit, but Judicial Watch assures their followers on their own site, this is a new suit. “They knew he was innocent. They knew he did nothing wrong and it looks like it goes straight into the oval office.”

In a press release dated July 2, 2020, Judicial Watch announced the filing of case number 1:20-cv-01729. The FOIA lawsuit was filed in the federal district court for the District of Columbia against the Department of State. It demands the “records of communications about requests by former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power to ‘unmask’ the identities of U.S. citizens whose names appear in intelligence reports concerning Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.”

JW makes it clear this is a new filing by pointing out they had to file it because “the Justice Department failed to respond to a May 29, 2019, FOIA request.” They still want to know if Samantha knew anything specific or was just fishing. Also they want anything she has about “the alleged hacking of computer systems utilized by the Democratic National Committee and/or the Clinton presidential campaign.”

The denial is ‘no longer sustainable’

The Deep State likes to send you on a wild goose chase to the 2018 suit because they denied that request on grounds that don’t exist anymore. The 2019 FOIA request and “this subsequent lawsuit” were filed after “a similar 2018 Judicial Watch lawsuit.” That time, the court “upheld the Department of State’s response that it need not disclose whether or not responsive records existed for national security reasons.” Well, that won’t work anymore. The Samantha Power plot is out of the bag.

This new Judicial Watch lawsuit, they write, “argues the State Department’s earlier Glomar response (that it could neither confirm nor deny whether records existed) was no longer sustainable.” Richard Grenell tossed a grenade on his way out the door. “A newly declassified memorandum” reveals “that, between November 30, 2016 and January 11, 2017,” Ambassador Samantha Power turned in seven separate “requests to ‘unmask’ Flynn’s identity in such NSA foreign intelligence reports.” Not only that, “all seven requests were approved.”

“The entire world now knows the Obama administration went on an unprecedented fishing expedition,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton declared. It “involved unmasking General Flynn but almost certainly others tied to the Trump campaign, including the President and his family.” The Deep State has been dragging their feet for way too long. “For almost three years, the State Department has been stonewalling our request for information for this basic Obamagate information. We hope the court tears down this stonewall around the worst corruption scandal in American history.” It looks like that wall is about to fall on Samantha Power.

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