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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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Biden’s Rapid Response Director Goes Ballistic on Catherine Herridge For Releasing Names of People Who Unmasked Flynn, Including JOE BIDEN

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, listens as U.S. Vice President Joseph "Joe" Biden speaks during a 21st Century Cures Act signing ceremony in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. The bill makes new investments to address the recent opioid epidemic, accelerate discoveries in cancer research and take important steps to improve mental health and the Food and Drug Administrations drug development process. Photographer:

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Joe Biden’s camp is rushing to do some damage control after it was revealed on Wednesday that Biden sought to unmask General Flynn on January 12, 2017 — the same day David Ignatius published his WaPo article about Flynn’s communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Last week Acting DNI Richard Grenell declassified the list of Obama officials involved in the unmasking of General Mike Flynn in his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

CBS reporter Catherine Herridge on Wednesday obtained the list of Obama operatives who unmasked General Flynn and released it to the public.

Names included former VP JOE BIDEN, former CIA Director John Brennan, Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, former FBI Director James Comey, former DNI chief James Clapper and others.

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Joe Biden’s rapid response director Andrew Bates went ballistic on CBS reporter Catherine Herridge for releasing the list of names who targeted Flynn.

ANDREW BATES: SCOOP: Catherine Herridge is a partisan, rightwing hack who is a regular conduit for conservative media manipulation ploys because she agrees to publicize things before contacting the target to ask for comment.

Below is the screenshot because Andrew Bates panicked and deleted his tweet!

Biden on Tuesday morning claimed he knew “nothing” about the plot to target General Flynn during his appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Now we find out Biden sought to unmask Flynn 7 days after his January 5, 2017 secret Oval Office meeting discussing General Flynn’s phone calls with Russian Ambassador Kislyak with Obama, Yates, Comey, Rice and Brennan.



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2020 Democrat Nominee Joe Biden Unmasked General Flynn!

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, listens as U.S. Vice President Joseph "Joe" Biden speaks during a 21st Century Cures Act signing ceremony in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. The bill makes new investments to address the recent opioid epidemic, accelerate discoveries in cancer research and take important steps to improve mental health and the Food and Drug Administrations drug development process. Photographer:

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Acting DNI Richard Grenell declassified the list of Obama officials involved in the unmasking of General Mike Flynn in his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

CBS reporter Catherine Herridge obtained the list of Obama operatives who unmasked General Flynn.

Names include former CIA Director John Brennan, Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power and former DNI chief James Clapper.

The last name on the list is Joe Biden!

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Biden on Tuesday morning claimed he knew “nothing” about the plot to target General Flynn during his appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

However, Biden backtracked after GMA host George Stephanopoulos reminded him that he was in the secret Oval Office meeting on January 5, 2017 when Barack Obama discussed the Flynn-Kislyak phone calls and potential Logan Act charge.

Biden let out a very audible sigh as Stephanopoulos began to ask him about Obamagate, the targeting of General Flynn and his knowledge/involvement.

“So, what did you know about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn, and was anything improper done?” Stephanopoulos asked Biden.

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