Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Trump-hyped investigation into Obama officials concludes without charges

The US attorney tasked by Attorney General William Barr to review instances of "unmasking" -- the practice of releasing the names of American citizens who are caught up in National Security Agency foreign intelligence reports -- done around the 2016 election has completed the probe without bringing any charges, people familiar with the matter told The Washington Post. While Republicans for months have hyped the Obama-era unmasking requests as an enormous scandal, John Bash found no evidence of substantive wrongdoing in his investigation, which has concluded without a public report, the Post said. Bash left his role with the Justice Department last week. The Justice Department declined to comment to CNN about the report. The quiet end to the probe caps a months-long effort that added the weight of a senior federal prosecutor behind an issue that President Donald Trump had seized on to underpin unfounded allegations about former President Barack Obama...MORE

1 comment:

Enzo said...

Does this mean Richard Nixon name is also cleared after all these years, who knew everything he (Nixon) did was totally above board and legal according these findings. Why did Nixon not know this and step down, why did Ford have to pardon him?