90 Miles From Tyranny : Uncovered anti-Trump emails from Samantha Power raise more questions on unmasking spree

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Uncovered anti-Trump emails from Samantha Power raise more questions on unmasking spree

New evidence obtained by the American Center for Law & Justice shows that one of the same Obama administration officials who was involved in the unmasking of hundreds of then-President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign officials in late 2016 and early 2017 seemingly loathed Trump with a passion and plotted against his incoming administration.

“Over the last two years, we’ve all seen the reports of the unprecedented unmasking of U.S. citizens by senior Obama official, Ambassador Samantha Power, in the final days of the of the Administration — to the tune of more than one a day,” the center reported Wednesday.

“Now, through our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation, we have unearthed evidence of significant political bias during the same time period she was unmasking Americans.”

The evidence consists of emails sent by and to then-Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power in which a spate of anti-Trump venom and bias was espoused.

“I am discouraged and frightened. Electing a right-wing president is something, but such a morally repugnant bully!” an email sent to Power on Nov. 14, 2016, from a redacted State Department official reads.

The email further falsely described then-Trump campaign strategist Stephen Banner as “an avowed racist.”

What’s odd, notes investigative reporter John Solomon of The Hill, is that none of the emails obtained by the ACLJ show Power “respond[ing] or chastis[ing] the sender for using government email for such...

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