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Names of Obama Officials Declassified by DNI Director Grenell Over Flynn Unmasking

Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell declassified documents on former President Obama’s administration officials allegedly involved in the unmasking of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Flynn pleaded guilty in December 2017 for lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over his conversations with the Russian ambassador at the end of 2016. The calls were surveilled and subsequently leaked.

In April, handwritten notes from the FBI connected to the investigation and prosecution of Flynn were unsealed and include notes from his 2017 interview with the bureau.

Last week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) dropped the case against Flynn and the House Intelligence Committee released transcripts of its investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Now, the names of former Obama officials could be made public soon.

Fox News reports:

An official told ABC News that Grenell visited the Justice Department at some point last week and had the list with him. The move coincided with the department’s stunning reversal in the Flynn case, which was previously seen as special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s signature case from the Russian collusion investigation.

Supporters of Grenell declassifying the documents commented on social media.

ABC News explains the law about unmasking U.S. persons.

While the law requires that identifying information of U.S. persons picked up during foreign surveillance be “masked,” high-ranking intelligence officials can request the identities be revealed if they feel the information is necessary to further understand the intercepts.

It’s outrageous that Americans have been misled for years over claims that Trump associates colluded with Russian officials.

Grenell’s move to declassify documents pertaining to Obama administration officials alleged unmasking of Flynn is good news because Americans deserve to know the truth and those involved must be held accountable.

Hopefully, Attorney General Bill Barr will swiftly release the documents to the public.

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a host, Outreach Director with overseeing its outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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