Who was using Samantha Powers security clearance to unmask private citizens for the Obama administration
...When you put this in the context of all the other spying by the Obama administration on the Trump campaign it fits a broader pattern of abuse of the intelligence powers of the government for political purposes.
Of all the political stories from 2017, surely the most curious is this: why is everyone ignoring the bombshell revelations from Samantha Power?
As you recall, Power was caught using her security clearance as a U.N. ambassador to review private conversations by U.S. citizens. According to official records, she requested the unmasking of these private citizens over 260 times in 2016 (this was an election year). She was brought before the House Intelligence Committee to explain her actions.
Her defense? It wasn't me. Someone else in the Obama White House did this, using her security clearance.
There are two possibilities: that she is telling the truth, in which case someone else in the Obama administration is lying. Or she is lying herself.