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Newest ‘Unmasking’ Focus is Obama’s Former Aide

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

Well, well, well. Look what the cat dragged in! None other than the former aide to former President Barack Obama.

Ben Rhodes was so tight with Barry that he once said, that he didn’t “know anymore where I begin and Obama ends.” Well I can tell you now that his beginning is now….or perhaps it’s his end? I guess we will see.

The House is investigating on whether or not Obama’s staffers “improperly requested the identities of American citizens during the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.”

According to Fox News, Devin Nunes (House Intelligence Committee Chairman) wrote a letter to Adm. Michael Rogers, the National Security Agency head. He asked for the “total number of unmasking requests made by” the former aide during the 13 month period leading up to Trump’s inauguration.

Nunes’ letter – showing a lighter touch than displayed by the subpoenas issued recently by the Intelligence Committee to other Obama officials – asked for the documents by Aug. 21.

An Obama foreign policy speechwriter who became an adviser and later emerged as the key force behind creating a self-proclaimed Iran nuke deal “echo chamber” to push the controversial agreement across the finish line, Rhodes freely boasted about his success spinning information to reporters in a controversial New York Times Magazine article.

He was also known for his access to the former president. Dubbed “Obama’s foreign policy whisperer” by The Washington Post, Rhodes is the newest ex-Obama team member to have his name emerge in the slow-developing unmasking investigation.

The Intelligence Committee “found evidence that current and former government officials had easy access to U.S. person information and that it is possible that they used this information to achieve partisan political purposes, including the selective, anonymous leaking of such information,” Nunes wrote in a July letter to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.

He added that one unidentified official had made “hundreds of unmasking requests during the final year of the Obama Administration” and only one of those requests “offered a justification that was not boilerplate and articulated why” the identity of the person was needed.

Could this be a wildfire approach to setting Obama and his entire shadow administration up in flames? One can only hope!


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About the author

Keely Sharp

Keely Sharp

Keely is a 23-year-old conservative writer for many different sites, including While she lives in Georgia, she grew up in Florida. Keely is pro-life, Christian, and a member of the NRA. When she is not writing, she enjoys going to the range and hiking with her dogs.

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