Russia, Unmasking Probes Expand To Obama Aide Samantha Power


House Intelligence Committee issued 7 subpoenas on Wednesday.

Trump commented on the investigation Thursday morning.

The House Intelligence Committee issued seven subpoenas on Wednesday in its wide-ranging probe of Russian election influence and intelligence gathering, and for the first time demanded to know whether President Obama’s former United Nations ambassador Samantha Power sought to unmask spy information on Americans.

The panel issued the demands for documents to Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen and one of his companies, as well as one subpoena each to former Trump National Security adviser Michael Flynn and his firm related to Russia contacts.

But the biggest surprise came when the panel issued three subpoenas seeking information on the unmasking of political figures in U.S. intelligence reports, adding Power to a list of two other former officials who have already acknowledged unmasking Americans names in intelligence reports in the final months of the Obama administration.

Circa first reported last month that former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice and former CIA Director John Brennan sought unmasked intelligence on Americans that had been gathered by the NSA.

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