Former UN Ambassador under Obama (Samantha Power) requested the unmasking of several people (around 7 if memory serves me properly) who were in the Trump campaign. My question is simple, Why? What purpose did it serve? Certainly, it can’t have had anything to do with Russia.
I cannot imagine that her job would involve any need to unmask anyone.
For me, it would seem to shoot a hole in their logic that all the unmasking was justified.
I mean Samantha Power, seems a nice woman. Of all those on the Obama administration, she seemed to me the least objectionable. So far, I have no idea who she unmasked and, of course, I have no idea why.
Naturally, I don’t have a list of duties for the position, but, as near as I can tell, she was not much more than a mouth piece for Obama and, hopefully, the United States. So, if anyone can give me a reason that she had for unmasking anyone, please let me know.
Personally, I have about come to the conclusion that all permission for unmasking should require the president’s explicit signature. That way, he would not be given that wonderful “plausible deniability” that Obama has relied on. It would seem every time someone asks him about any of it, he claims he had no knowledge of it. Either he is lying or his staff kept a lot of secrets from him.
Moreover, it displayed how little the Obama crew respected the law and the incoming administration.