Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden was among a list of other very high-ranking Obama-era officials directly implicated in the quickly escalating Obamagate scandal that also included former Obama White House Chief of Staff, Denis McDonough as well as former FBI Director James Comey, former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, and former CIA Director, John Brennan.
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Biden, Comey, Clapper tried to ‘unmask’ Flynn during Russia probe: report
WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Joe Biden and former FBI Director James Comey are among the top officials who tried to “unmask” Michael Flynn’s identity during the Russia probe, according to a report by acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell.
The bombshell letter, first reported by Fox News on Wednesday afternoon, was sent to Republican senators by Grenell as they seek to investigate the origins of the FBI’s malign probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Intelligence chiefs John Brennan and James Clapper are also included on the list of Obama-era officials who supposedly tried to reveal the identity of Flynn, President Trump’s national security adviser, during the presidential transition period, according to the Fox report.
The document sent to the senators Wednesday and obtained by Fox included a memo from National Security Agency Director Paul Nakasone, who provided the list.
The list was made public just 24 hours after Joe Biden claimed on national television that he played no part in the (illegal) investigation into former General Michael Flynn – an investigation that was then used as justification for spying on the then-Trump campaign and later the Trump White House – including President Trump himself.
After initially claiming he didn’t know anything about the illegal Flynn investigation, Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos reminded Mr. Biden that documents already revealed he was part of a January 5, 2017 briefing on “the FBI’s plan to question Michael Flynn, a stammering Biden attempted to change his initial response by stating, “I was aware that they asked for an investigation, but that’s all I know about it.”
Now we know Mr. Biden lied about that – he not only knew about the investigation but was among a handful of high-ranking Obama officials personally involved in it. This most recent lie requires that voters also ask themselves if he has also been lying about the Tara Reade sexual assault allegation as well.