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READ: List of Obama officials who sought to ‘unmask’ Flynn

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 Biden 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 Johnson (Wis.) and Chuck Grassley (Iowa), chairmen of the Senate Homeland Security and Finance committees, respectively.

See the full list of officials below. 

Tags Chuck Grassley Joe Biden Michael Flynn Ron Johnson Unmasking by U.S. intelligence agencies

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