A variety of officials in the Obama administration unmasked Flynn in official intelligence reports and then fed the Washington media’s leak machine. From Ebony Bowden, Steven Nelson and Bob Frederick at nypost.com:
WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Joe Biden and former FBI Director James Comey are among the top officials who tried to “unmask” Michael Flynn’s identity during the Russia probe, according to a report by acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell.
The bombshell letter, first reported by Fox News on Wednesday afternoon, was sent to Republican senators by Grenell as they seek to investigate the origins of the FBI’s malign probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Intelligence chiefs John Brennan and James Clapper are also included on the list of 23 named Obama-era officials who allegedly tried to reveal the identity of Flynn during the presidential transition period, as are Obama chief of staff Dennis McDonough and former US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power.
Nine names were redacted for apparent national security purposes.
Biden’s name emerged in connection to the Flynn unmasking just a day after he denied any knowledge of the Flynn probe.
“What did you know about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn, and was there anything improper done?” “Good Morning America” host George Stephanopoulos asked him Tuesday.
“I know nothing about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn,” Biden said.