It’s no secret that Barack Obama’s administration was one of the most corrupt ones of all time. Now, this has come back to bite those who committed crimes in Obama’s White House.
The Washington Examiner reported that journalist Bob Woodward warned on Wednesday that members of the Obama administration could face criminal charges for unmasking the names of Trump transition team members from surveillance of foreign officials.
Yesterday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., revealed that he had evidence that members of Trump’s transition team and perhaps Trump himself had their identities “unmasked” after their communications were intercepted by U.S. intelligence officials. Afterwards, Woodward said that if this is true, “it is a gross violation.”
Woodward said the issue at hand is whether intelligence officials named the Americans being discussed in intercepted communications.
“You can learn all kinds of things from diplomats gossiping, because that’s what occurs. Under the rules, and they are pretty strict, it’s called minimization. You don’t name the American person who is being discussed,” Woodward said.
He added that there are only about 20 people in the intelligence community who, for intelligence reasons, can order this “minimization” be removed.
“But the idea that there was intelligence value here is really thin,” Woodward said. “It’s, again, down the middle, it is not what Trump said, but this could be criminal on the part of people who decided, oh, let’s name these people.”
He went on to say that “under the rules, that name is supposed to be blanked out, and so you’ve got a real serious problem potentially of people in the Obama administration passing around this highly classified gossip.”
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