The Trump administration on Wednesday sent Congress a declassified list of Obama-era officials who they say requested documents that led to the identity of former national security adviser Michael Flynn being "unmasked" in intelligence reports.
The officials, who include former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse clears bill to provide veterans with cost-of-living adjustment On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default To reduce poverty, stop burdening the poor: What Joe Manchin gets wrong about the child tax credit MORE and other top members of the Obama administration, requested the information from the National Security Agency between November 2016 and January 2017. Flynn was the anonymous subject of intelligence reports.
The list is likely to add to escalating debate over Flynn's case. Flynn in 2017 pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents, but the Justice Department has recommended dropping its case against him. He currently awaits a judge's decision on whether to drop the case or move forward with sentencing.
The names were recently declassified under acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell and released publicly on Wednesday by GOP Sens. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonLiberal group launches campaign urging Republicans to support Biden's agenda Domestic extremists return to the Capitol GOP senator: Buying Treasury bonds 'foolish' amid standoff over debt ceiling, taxes MORE (Wis.) and Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyGrassley calls for federal prosecutor to probe botched FBI Nassar investigation Woman allegedly abused by Nassar after he was reported to FBI: 'I should not be here' Democrat rips Justice for not appearing at US gymnastics hearing MORE (Iowa), chairmen of the Senate Homeland Security and Finance committees, respectively.
See the full list of officials below.