New Scapegoat Emerges In Unmasking Scandal: Meet Obama's Former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power

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For months now, many have speculated that Obama's former National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, was the controversial figure behind all the unmaskings of Trump associates in the waning days of Obama's final term in the White House.  That said, new details seem to suggest that Rice's successor as U.N. Ambassador, Samantha Power, may emerge as the administration's convenient scapegoat is this particular scandal.

As the Washington Free Beacon points out today (via some anonymous sources so take it with a grain of salt), Power appears to be central to efforts by top Obama administration officials to identify individuals named in classified intelligence community reports related to Trump and his presidential transition team.  If true, Power's role in the unmasking efforts would be particularly questionable since it's nearly inconceivable that her position as the U.N. ambassador  would require such sensitive unmasking activities.

"Unmasking is not a regular occurrence—absolutely not a weekly habit. It is rare, even at the National Security Council, and ought to be rarer still for a U.N. ambassador," according to one former senior U.S. official who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

 

"It might be defended when the communication in question relates directly to U.N. business, for example an important Security Council vote," explained the former official, who would only discuss the matter on background. "Sometimes it might be done out of other motives than national security, such as sheer curiosity or to defend a bureaucratic position. Or just plain politics."

 

The Intelligence Committee's focus of Power and other key Obama officials is a prime example of the Obama administration's efforts to spy on those close to Trump, according to sources familiar with the ongoing investigation.

 

"The subpoena for Power suggests just how pervasive the Obama administration's spying on Americans actually was," said one veteran GOP political operative who has been briefed on the matter by senior Congressional intelligence officials. "The U.N. ambassador has absolutely no business calling for the quantity and quality of the intelligence that Power seems to have been asking for."

 

"That's just not the sort of thing that she should have been concerned about, unless she was playing the role of political operative with the help of the intelligence community," the source said. "It gives away what was actually going on: the Obama administration was operating in a pervasive culture of impunity and using the intelligence community against their political opponents."

Power

The House Intelligence Committee, which is spearheading the investigation into these efforts, has issued subpoenas for Power and other top Obama administration figures, including former national security adviser Susan Rice, as part of congressional efforts to determine the source of these leaks.

Rice was scheduled to speak to House Intelligence Committee this week, but the meeting was reportedly postponed. Some sources speculated this could be a delaying tactic by Rice aimed at pushing the testimony back until after Congress's summer recess.

Of course, Power's unmasking efforts would hardly be the first time the Obama administration used it's U.N. Ambassador to do it's dirty work.  Who can forget that time that Susan Rice went on her infamous apology tour to blame the Benghazi attacks, which claimed the lives of multiple U.S. citizens,  on an obscure youtube video that basically no one had ever heard of? Here's a reminder for those who 'do not recall.'

 

And while most of the country was outraged that Susan Rice went on every major talk show to lie to the American public, her efforts were apparently appreciated by Obama who granted her a promotion to National Security Advisor shortly after the scandal.

Of course, getting the "opposition research" from our intelligence community unmasked is only half the effort...the other half is leaking it to friendly reporters at the New York Times and Washington Post.  And that, according to Representative Ron DeSantis, is where Ben Rhodes came in.

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.), a member of the House Oversight Committee and chair of its National Security Subcommittee, told the Free Beacon last week that these leaks appear to have come from former senior officials, potentially including Ben Rhodes, the Obama national security adviser responsible for creating what he described as an in-house "echo chamber" meant to mislead the public and Congress about the landmark Iran nuclear deal.

 

"I think Congress and some members on the Intelligence Committee can call Ben Rhodes to testify," DeSantis said. "He may be able to invoke executive privilege from when Obama was president, but he definitely can't do that in any interactions he's had since then."

 

DeSantis identified Rhodes and other senior Obama administration officials as being "involved with feeding journalists some of these [leaks]. I believe he's in touch with people on the National Security Council. It would be absolutely legitimate as part of leak investigation to bring him in and put him under oath, and I would absolutely support doing that."

Call us cynical but it seems hardly coincidental that Power's role in unmasking Trump associates was revealed just before Susan Rice was set to appear before the House Intelligence Committee.  Well played, as always, Ms. Rice.

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JLee2027's picture

That is one ugly women. 

subversion's picture

They're always fugly. It's amazing what doctrine can do to you.

barliman's picture

 

Sacrifice the white woman!

 

Susan Rice is sacrosanct!

blueyefinity@yahoo.com's picture

She shoult be careful now. After all the shenanigans she pulled for Clinton she might receive a ticket out. To Arkansas.

Karma's a bitch nowadays.

One anti-Trump Snowflake Less: LINKIN PARK Singer Offs Himself

http://dailywesterner.com/news/one-snowflake-less-linkin-park-singer-off...


Billy the Poet's picture

He will not divide us. Until he does.

Save_America1st's picture

she's a total globalist sell-out, enviro-nazi, anti-human race, anti-Constitution scumbag.  The article doesn't remind the readers who her scumbag, globalist sell-out, enviro-nazi, anti-human race, and serious anti-Constitution husband is:  Cas Sunstein

O-Traitor's "science czar" and the writer of all kinds of leftist, regressive bullshit.  This guy hates the Constitution and is most likely who helped fill O-Shit-For-Brains head full of the same kind of treasonous, seditious idealogy.

He thinks the Constituion is "bad" because it tells the government what it "can't" do to We the People rather than telling We the People what the government can and should be able to do to us. 

And this bitch is also as devious and treasonous as they come. 

It makes me sick to my stomach just thinking about these discusting, elitist little fucks and all the rest out there who are just like them.

But I'm glad this nasty bitch has popped back up on the radar again though, and I hope they burn her down for anything and everything she did to break the law. 

Creative_Destruct's picture

"It gives away what was actually going on: the Obama administration was operating in a pervasive culture of impunity and using the intelligence community against their political opponents."

Shocked I am not.

But... forget about that....RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA......

 

garcam123's picture

If I tried to do that skank it would be Assault with a dead weapon! That is some serious SKANK!

All Risk No Reward's picture

Wasn't this witch involved with the overthrow of the democratically elected government in the Ukraine?

For those that don't know, that legal government REJECTED THE DEBT-MONEY EURO. The CRIMINAL COUP GOVERNMENT SIGNED ON TO THE DEBT-MONEY EURO.

The Debt-Money Monopolists win again.

phatfawzi's picture

Well said my friend, this post should be moved to the top. 

Manthong's picture

 

Everything I have observed suggests to me Trump’s better looking Indian is not a much better replacement.

Save_America1st's picture

she's garbage as well, most definitely.  He should fire her ass as soon as possible.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Nikki was less dangerous when she worked at Waffle House.

Troy Ounce's picture

 

 

O fuuuck. Cas Sunstein!!!!! Ruuuuuun

He is the biggest POS on 2 legs. Worse than McCain. Can you believe that?

HalinCA's picture

Justice to Susan Rice must be served at 928fps.  These people are beyond criminal, beyond evil.

Creative_Destruct's picture

"And while most of the country was outraged that Susan Rice went on every major talk show to lie to the American public, her efforts were apparently appreciated by Obama who granted her a promotion to National Security Advisor shortly after the scandal."

We all should have learned our lesson by now from those of the benevolent left that lying is only bad when their political opponents do it.

We must be deceived for our own good. We are idiots. Freedom is a lie and the constitution is a tool meant for the wise elitist pogressives to be interpreted as they see fit for our own good.

Good intentions overrule economic, social and military disaster and massive debt slavery.

The Bolshevik progressive left knows that eggs must be broken to make an omlett.

nmewn's picture

Cass Sustein's ole lady.

Both ugly in body & soul.

nmewn's picture

I usually call them white trailer park trash made good but yeah, I guess that'll do ;-)

Blankenstein's picture

That's insulting trailer park trash. 

cowdogg's picture

A walking yeast infection.

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

scapegaot? try burn victim lookin charlie chaplon loving fellow satanic traveler.

veritas semper vinces's picture

Yes. Repulsive as her character. Sometimes the look reflects the soul(or lack of). We can skip the "scape" and keep the"goat".

Married to (one )you can not name-Sustein

deimos178's picture

She is married to an ugly guy also, Cass Sunstein nasty commie puke.

J J Pettigrew's picture

They all look the same....I guess we do to them as well....

viva la difference!!!

I call Barack Hussein Obama to the stand....

 

Omen IV's picture

Most of her time at the UN was spent acting "hysterical" as duly noted by the Russian Ambassador Churkin

techpriest's picture

She looks a lot older since the last time I saw a picture of her. What is stressing her into old age?

keep the bastards honest's picture

yes, but good hair, great bones, slim. she looks terrified, the ugly is in her head.

Zorba's idea's picture

Susan Powers, the Ukrainian Prom Queen. Mom and Dad must be so proud their daughter became a slut for Owhatshisname and the company.

mpnut's picture

We might hear or read of another "Hotel Room" incedent..

Demon Slayer's picture

Her face is her birth control....damn, what an ugly mug...

Ugly inside and out too. I heard that corpse admit that they overthrew the duly elected govt. of Ukraine for 5 billion dollars...teaming with Soros...Go USA..so proud.

Eyes Opened's picture

"That is one ugly women. "

It's merely a reflection of whats inside...

I'm embarrassed to see she has Irish blood in her ....

We're better than that..


youarelost's picture

The bride of Nudge.  Bitch

dr kill's picture

Democrat women invented ugly. It mirrors their horrid black hearts.

Boca's picture

beef jerky has better looking skin

Bigly's picture

TRANNY if I ever saw one!!!!

any_mouse's picture

Powers deserves judgement for her own acts.

gregga777's picture

My God, but she's ugly.  Why can't our political parasites find someone articulate and attractive like Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova?  

any_mouse's picture

There was that spokesperson with the twitter hashtag signs. She wasn't repulsive, just stupid.

Speaking of which, the Obama admin and the First Wookie with the virtue signaling hashtag selfies are different than tweets from POTUS exactly how?

veritas semper vinces's picture

Have you looked to American women lately?

land_of_the_few's picture

They haven't tried an actual American for a while :D

I vote Tomi Lahren but it would maybe be unfair to give her such an awful job, unless she would actually be allowed to be nice.

wisefool's picture

In times like these, it is kinda sickly sweet to remember Creepy Uncle Joe Biden's approach to russian espionage. 

"It was not my idea to send her back!"

- VPOTUS Joe Biden to Jay Leno, The Tonight Show, NBC July 2010,

Biden admits his crush on spy pin-up Anna Chapman

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/biden-admits-his-crush-...

I take it back, not sweet at all. Only sickly.  We found out that those people were not like high labido trump. They were/are real sickos. They can even take our good memories from us. 

 

 

ILIKEMITTENS's picture

My god, shes butt ugly.

Fify

keep the bastards honest's picture

Need to find a good person with integrity and high intelligence adding to her inner beauty. Thats why there are  not any.