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Samantha Power, Who Asked to Unmask Michael Flynn, Nominated by Biden to Top Post

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Samantha Power, Who Asked to Unmask Michael Flynn, Nominated by Biden to Top Post

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The former Obama administration official who records show she asked to unmask retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn despite her saying under oath that she did not, was nominated by President-Elect Joe Biden for a position on Wednesday. Samantha Power, who served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President Barack Obama, told lawmakers in 2017 that she didn’t recall requesting to unmask, or deanonymize, Flynn, a top adviser and then incoming nationals security adviser to Donald Trump. But declassified records in May showed that Power requested to unmask Flynn seven times. Former U.S. Attorney John Bash was tasked with probing the unmasking requests but left his office last year with no public conclusion of the probe. Power hasn’t appeared to have had to answer for the contradictory testimony she gave. In a press release on Wednesday, Biden’s team announced that the Democrat has tabbed Power as his nominee for administrator of the …

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