Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Trey Gowdy: Samantha Power testified that intel officials made 'unmasking' requests in her name

Via Billy

House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, prior to the arrival of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner to meet behind closed doors before the committee on the investigation into possible collusion between Russian officials and the Trump campaign. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

"So, that's her testimony, and she was pretty emphatic in it," he added. "The intelligence community has assigned this number of requests to her. Her perspective, her testimony is, they may be under my name, but I did not make those requests."
"So, we've got to get tot he bottom of that," Gowdy said. "If there is someone else making requests on behalf of a principal in the intelligence community, we need to know that because we're getting ready to reauthorize a program that's really important to the country, but also has a masking component to it."

House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy said Tuesday that President Obama's former United Nations ambassador has testified that not all of the "unmasking" requests made in her name were directed by her.

Samantha Power testified in Gowdy's committee last week, and Fox News reported weeks before her appearance that she was thought to have made as many as 260 requests to "unmask" Americans caught up in the surveillance of non-U.S. citizens.

But Tuesday evening, Gowdy told Fox News that Power told his committee that she was not the official requesting that unmasking in every case.


  1. Anyone voting to reauthorize this program should be voted out of office. Anyone can see the abuse of power and also the failure to hold anyone accountable for this abuse of power. It's either jail the offenders or end the program. indyjonesouthere

    1. I'd prefer they be jailed and the program ended. :p

      This government cannot be entrusted with such power, and there's no threat that justifies it.

    2. I'd prefer they be jailed and the program ended. :p


  2. Brock, fight the power. Fight the power. Fight the power that be!