Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Former vice president Joe Biden appears on a declassified list of Obama administration officials who requested the unmasking of former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn. The list, obtained by CBS News, shows that Biden's office made its request to see Flynn's identity on January 12, 2017. While the NSA says it "cannot confirm" that those listed personally saw the information, the list also names former U.N. ambassador Samantha Power, former director of national intelligence James Clapper, former CIA director John Brennan, and former FBI director James Comey.
Biden said Tuesday that he knew the FBI had "asked for an investigation, but that's all I know about it," when asked about his knowledge of the Flynn case " which the Department of Justice dropped last week after reviewing new exculpatory information. Biden initially claimed he knew "nothing about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn," but was forced to backtrack after ABC's George Stephanopoulos pointed out Biden was reported to be in an Oval Office meeting on January 5, 2017, in which Flynn was discussed.
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