Moments ago, President Trump referred to the Obama administration as “the most incompetent and corrupt administration in U.S. history!”
For almost a quarter of a millennium, the defining feature of the U.S. has been the peaceful transition of power from one administration to the next. O
bama and his team willfully and actively violated this critical trust.
This will forever be the Obama legacy.
President Trump shared the tweet and added “The most incompetent and corrupt administration in U.S. history!”
The most incompetent and corrupt administration in U.S. history! https://t.co/NhmfQoOKS8
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2020
Per the Washington Post, three Republican senators on Wednesday made public a declassified list of U.S. officials, including former vice president Joe Biden, who made requests that would ultimately “unmask” Trump adviser Michael Flynn in intelligence documents in late 2016 and early 2017 — a common government practice but one that some conservatives have seized on to imply wrongdoing.
The list includes the names of more than three dozen former Obama administration officials. Among them are Biden, former White House chief of staff Denis McDonough, former FBI director James B. Comey, former CIA director John Brennan and former director of national intelligence James R. Clapper.
The list was declassified recently by President Trump’s top intelligence adviser, Richard Grenell, and given to the Justice Department. Grenell subsequently provided the list to Sens. Ron Johnson (Wis.), Charles E. Grassley (Iowa) and Rand Paul (Ky.), who made it public.
A cover letter indicates that those on the list submitted unmasking requests to the National Security Agency between Nov. 8, 2016, and Jan. 31, 2017. The requests would ultimately reveal Flynn’s identity, though a note on the list itself suggests that it was unknown whether all the officials actually “saw the unmasked information.” It was not immediately clear what documents or information the officials were examining when they made the requests.