Conservative watch dog group Judicial Watch filed a new lawsuit against the State Department Friday requesting records on former UN Ambassador Samantha Power relating to the unmasking scandal. Samantha Power reportedly unmasked 260 Americans in her last year at the State Department with zero explanation. Why would a UN Ambassador need to unmask hundreds of American citizens? Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State for “unmasking” and other records tied to Obama’s United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power relating to the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
(Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:18-cv-00300)). Unmasking refers generally to the practice of political appointees obtaining the identities of American citizens referenced in intelligence surveillance of foreign nationals.
Judicial Watch sued the State Department after it failed to respond to an October 31, 2017, FOIA request seeking information about Power’s unusual unmasking requests, including:
All requests for information submitted to any Intelligence Community member agency by former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power concerning, regarding, or relating to the following: Any actual or suspected effort by the Russian government or any individual acting on behalf of the Russian government to influence or otherwise interfere with the 2016 presidential election. The alleged hacking of computer systems utilized by the Democratic National Committee and/or the Clinton presidential campaign. Any actual or suspected communication between any member of the Trump presidential campaign or transition team and any official or employee of the Russian government or any individual acting on behalf of the Russian government.
The identities of U.S. citizens associated with the Trump presidential campaign or transition team who were identified pursuant to intelligence collection activities.
In September, an attorney:
Flashback 2013 – Samantha Power: Test Case of Zionist
The claim by President Barack Obama’s choice as UN ambassador, Samantha Power that she would completely endorse the racist, supremacist and murderous state of Israel if appointed to the post, illustrates once again the utterly corrupting influence of the Zionist Lobby in Washington DC.
Only a few years ago, in 2002, when Power was still a minor official, she felt free enough to say that the Jewish lobby was a “domestic constituency of tremendous political and financial import” and that the US should transfer its aid payments from Israel to the Palestinians.
Furthermore, she said, this transfer of aid would include the insertion of “a mammoth” and explicitly “military” force into Palestine to protect the Palestinians from Zionist aggression.
Power also blamed Israel for the tactics the U.S. has used in Iraq. She stated that America’s “deference” to Israel has caused us “to replicate Israeli tactics, which, as the war in Lebanon last summer demonstrated, can turn out to be counter-productive.”
In addition, Power also expressed outrage at the way Israel has treated the U.N.’s peacekeepers in South Lebanon, and quoted the statement of Brazilian United Nations diplomat Sergio Vieira De Mello, that the Israelis are “bastards.”
Power also attributed Israel’s incursion into: