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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during a Capitol Hill news conference on March 25.

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South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on Tuesday requested the identities of any Obama administration officials who may have sought intelligence information on members of President Trump’s 2016 and 2017 campaign and transition teams.

The senator’s request comes days after the acting director of national intelligence, Richard Grenell, released a list of names of Obama-era officials who potentially received intelligence reporting connected to Michael Flynn, Trump’s first national security adviser, in the months following the 2016 election.

“Given the extensive number of requests for the unmasking of General Flynn’s name during this short time period, it raises the question of whether these or other officials sought the unmasking of the identities of other individuals associated with the Trump campaign or transition team,” Graham wrote in a letter to Grenell and U.S. Attorney General William Barr.

However, it is not possible for officials to have known what names had been redacted, or masked, in security agencies’ reports. As NPR reported last week:

“Reporting about those communications is used in myriad ways by investigators, analysts and policymakers. But for the sake of security and, to some extent, privacy, the reports undergo ‘minimization’ before they’re circulated widely.

“So a report might not say: ‘Foreign Minister So-And-So talked about the election this week with John Smith.’ It would say he talked with ‘U.S. Person 1.’

“Certain officials of sufficient stature can ask for Person 1’s identity to be ‘unmasked’ to more fully understand what’s taking place in the reporting.”

Still, Graham, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, requested information from Grenell and Barr regarding inquiries between Nov. 8, 2016, and Jan. 31, 2017, into Trump campaign affiliates, including Trump himself, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Corey Lewandowski, Paul Manafort, Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Sam Clovis, Chris Christie, Carter Page and George Papadopoulos.

Graham also seeks an “explanation as to why the list released on May 13th by [Grenell’s office] did not contain a record showing who unmasked General Flynn’s identity for his phone call with [then-Russian Ambassador Sergey] Kislyak.”

The topic of unmasking has sparked attention in recent weeks in light of Barr’s Justice Department seeking to drop charges against Flynn that stem from the federal investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election — this despite Flynn’s admission of lying to the FBI about his communications with Russian officials.

On Thursday, Graham’s Judiciary Committee will vote on whether to give him the authority to subpoena documents and communication related to the FBI’s investigation into any links between Trump associates and Russian officials.

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Lindsey Graham Says He Will Not Call Barack Obama to Testify in #Obamagate

On May 1, 2019 Lindsey Graham, the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, promised investigations on how the Mueller probe started.

He made the the comments during testimony by US Attorney General Bill Barr in front of the US Senate.

But Lindsey Graham lied.
Lindsey Graham is a fraud.

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Lindsey Graham has scheduled NO COMMITTEE HEARINGS on Deep State, FBI, CIA, Spygate, Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, Mueller, Stefan Halper, George Papadopoulos, Tom Fitton, Sidney Powell, Joe diGenova, John Brennan, James Comey, Chris Wray, etc.

Here is the list of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings since Lindsey Graham made that lie back on May 1, 2019.

In October 2019 Maria Bartiromo confronted Lindsey Graham about his promise to call in deep state witnesses before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Lindsey lied and said he would call in deep state witnesses after the Horowitz Report was released in December.
He never did.

On Sunday Maria Bartiromo again confronted Senator Lindsey Graham about calling in deep state witnesses before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Can Lindsey Graham be trusted?

Lindsey NOW SAYS he will wait to call witnesses until the General Flynn case is over.

Lindsey has been chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and has yet to hold a hearing with any deep state actors.
Lindsey Graham is trying to run the clock out.
Lindsey is a liar.

On Tuesday Lindsey Graham already ruled out calling in Barack Obama or Joe Biden to testify on Obamagate.
Obama was likely running the criminal scandal from the Oval Office.

Lindsey has no interest in getting to the truth in the nation’s greatest political scandal.

Politico reported:

President Donald Trump’s aggressive campaign to encourage sweeping investigations of his predecessor Barack Obama met a unanimous response from Senate Republicans: No thanks.

Trump’s Senate allies on Monday stopped short of echoing Trump’s claim that Obama acted illegally when the Justice Department began probing incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn in late 2016. And they indicated that the Senate would pass on investigating the former president as they conduct their own investigations that could soon ensnare other senior Obama administration officials.

“I’m not anticipating calling President Obama,” said Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), whose panel is investigating the origins of the 2016 Russia investigation, even as he vowed to bring in former senior Obama administration officials as witnesses. Those ex-officials include former FBI Director James Comey and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates.

“I think the president’s got a real good reason to be upset with the Obama people,” Graham said.

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