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A Missed Opportunity

When Anthony Scaramucci was first tapped to be Trump’s CoS, I, apparently along with a million others, thought of how to insert this little ditty in a timely fashion:

Scaramooch, Scaramooch, will you do the fandango?

Tell me Bohemian rhapsody didn’t go through your mind.  You’re lying.

Anthony Scaramucci Out As White House Communications Director | NBC News

I have a theory which, along with a dollar will get you a cup of coffee at McDonald’s. Some think he was brought in specifically to get rid of Spicer and Priebus. As the head of the RNC, Preeby was good buddies with McConnell, Graham, Boehner, all the Nevertrumpers. It is highly likely that he was the source of some of the leaks coming from the inside.

2017_08 01 I know it was you Priebo

Trump probably hired Scaramucci because he seemed like a no-nonsense type. Never mind the fact his beliefs ran counter to everything Trump ran for office on. He made it all about himself, which is not a good career move. The bombastic, grenade-throwing style was not what the president needed. He was replaced by General John Kelly, a no-nonsense career military man who demands discipline and loyalty. Word is that even Ivanka and Jared have to answer to him. Hopefully, he made a condition of his appointment that when he made a public statement, Trump wouldn’t contradict what he said an hour later.

When a regular politician of either party is elected president, they have a national organization to help establish the agenda ,including lawyers, political operatives, hangers-on, and ne’er-do-wells. Trump had none of that when he was inaugurated. The GOP elite didn’t want him and the Democrats sure as hell didn’t. Holdovers from past administrations and NeverTrumpers systematically leaked information daily in an effort to cripple his ability to get organized and begin the demands of governance.

REPORT: POTUS Preparing For “Independent WH” – Warfare Against GOP Congress

On the same day that Anthony Scaramucci was removed as White House Communications Director, leaks have been flowing out of the Trump administration.

According CNBC’s John Harwood, an anonymous “Ryan-Priebus” ally revealed to the reporter that President Trump is preparing to plot a more “independent” course for the White House, while taking on GOP lawmakers.

U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he spoke to President Donald Trump by phone about healthcare reform on Monday and told the president he thought Trump had the authority to create associations that would allow organizations to offer group health insurance plans.

Allowing groups like AARP, which represents retirees, to form health associations could enable individuals and small businesses to form larger groups to negotiate with health insurance companies for lower rates.

WHITE HOUSE: Ten days after appointing him, Trump has fired Scaramucci due to his expletive-laden interview with New Yorker reporter

Scaramucci threatened to fire the White House communications staff and descended into a profanity-laced rant about senior strategist Steve Bannon and then-Chief of Staff Reince Preibus.

Anthony Scaramucci Goes On Profane Tirade | NBC Nightly News

Huckabee Sanders Condemns Scaramucci’s Vulgar Comments in New Yorker Interview

Scaramucci told Lizza that Priebus was “a f***ing paranoid schizophrenic.” He then turned on Steve Bannon saying, “I’m not Steve Bannon. I’m not trying to suck my own c**k.”

On Monday, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Scaramucci was fired after his interview with The New Yorker.

Getting The Troops in Line: All White House Staff Will Report to General John Kelly

“General Kelly will bring new structure to the White House and discipline, strength and we’re all really excited to work with him,” she continued.

According to Sanders, there will be no exceptions. Senior White House advisors Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Kellyanne Conway and Steven Bannon will report to Kelly.

Since the ousting of Reince Priebus on Friday and the hiring of Kelly, questions have swirled about whether he would be able to establish a chain of command and restore order in the West Wing. He appears to be doing just that with the abrupt firing of Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci Monday afternoon, just 10-days after he was hired.


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The Potomac Two-Step

Far and away the most popular song on every juke box in every watering hole in the nation’s capitol for the last four decades is The Potomac Two-Step, as performed by Little Johnny McCain and the RINOS.

Here’s how it goes:

Time to get elected, step to the right, put your hands in the air and “who you gonna call?”
Time to head back to DC, turn yourself around
Grab your favorite democrat by the hand and dough-see-dough.
Ain’t nobody cuttin’ in, it’s our party and we’ll lie if we want to.

The GOP elite have entrenched themselves firmly in the deep pockets of the big money interests who grease the wheels of corruption that propel Washington. They’ve made it painfully clear that they will give Trump no help, as he is an outsider. The normal procedure for both parties on any important legislation is to come up just short of the votes to move anything. That way they can go back to their home districts or states and proclaim they fought for it, but, darn it, the votes just weren’t there. We need more people, so we can act like we’re gonna change anything.

Only democrats do that, and it took billions in bribes to get Obamacare shoved through. Now that it is law, it’s become painfully obvious that republicans lack the will to repeal it. They think you can get rid of the mandates and the government interference while keeping the perqs, like children insured until age 26 and covering pre-existing conditions, the costliest parts of this disaster. Obama knew, like a drug dealer, give them the free stuff up front. Then, like boiling a frog, turn up the heat without it noticing until it dies.

Face it, Republicans Have No Intention of Repealing Obamacare
“if you’ve got that anger working for you, you’re gonna let it be”
What’s happening with Obamacare repeal, you ask? That is a fantastic question. But at this point, it’s quite clear that Republicans who campaigned on repealing the ACA have zero intention of doing so now that the opportunity has presented itself.

Seven Republican Senators voted against a so-called “clean repeal” bill Wednesday. Sens McCain, Murkowski, Capito, Lamar Alexander, Collins, Portman, and Heller are responsible for tanking the latest repeal effort. The bill offered no replacement but promised to delay full repeal, giving lawmakers time to figure out the rest.

The bill failed after the world fell apart Tuesday, blaming Sen. McCain for single-handedly sentencing millions to certain death because he had the audacity to vote to open up debate…for a bill he voted against less than 24-hours later

McCain, RINOs vote with Dems to keep federal funding for abortion

With the amendment what was just shot down in flames suppose to have seen ObamaCare ending in two years, this is seen as a real setback for President Trump, despite Republicans having a majority in the Senate.

Among the provisions that today’s vote might have ended would be federal funding for abortions.

But thanks to the likes of Arizona senator John McCain, unborn children will continue to literally be ripped limb from limb, courtesy of the US taxpayers.

[CtH: Apparently, my optimism about his brain tumor making him concerned about final judgment was misplaced.]

Republicans repeal and replace the Tea Party

Even when Republicans control the White House and both houses of Congress, liberalism remains the default ideology of the federal government.

A Republican Senate could not muster even 50 votes for the full repeal of Obamacare’s taxes and spending. Six Republican senators who had voted for repeal in 2015, when the party was merely pretending it was possible, flipped on Wednesday rather than deliver.

ObamaCare’s GOP Preservers

Congress had passed and sent to Barack Obama’s desk a similar measure in 2015, with support from every current Senate Republican except Susan Collins of Maine. This time seven voted no, including Rob Portman of Ohio and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, who aren’t up for re-election until 2022 and 2020, respectively. If you’re going to renege on your political promises, better to do it early, we suppose.

Perkins: I Was Told the GOP’s 2015 Obamacare Repeal Was Only ‘a Messaging Vote’

Perkins said the FRC is for a clean repeal of Obamacare. “That’s what we advocated for from the beginning,” he said.

“We worked back in 2015 to get that repeal through. I worked with Majority Whip Steve Scalise to help craft the language on Planned Parenthood and get that into reconciliation,” said Perkins.

Added Perkins, “It passed, went to the president, and I’ve had a couple of conversations with some senators who said, ‘Well, that was a messaging vote.’ I said, ‘Really? You didn’t communicate that to the American people.’”

2016 Ad: ‘John McCain Leading The Fight To STOP OBAMACARE’

That was back when he needed the votes of Arizonans to put him back in the Senate.
Those days are gone. Yesterday, he joined Democrats in sinking the Republican bill to repeal Obamacare. The measure was a clean repeal with a 2 year window to replace the ACA.

So here’s the ad McCain ran just prior to the election in AZ in 2016. He slams his Dem opponent for supporting Obamacare

Mika: Too Late to Repeal Obamacare, “Whether You Were for it or Not”

As Ronald Reagan said, “a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.”

Levin: GOP ‘Lied Their Way Into Office,’ Perpetrated ‘Greatest Hoax in Modern Politics’

“Here comes rationing, long waiting periods, and massive red-tape,” said Mark Levin in all caps on. “The Republicans lied their way into office in what is the greatest hoax in modern politics.”

Levin’s comments came after seven Republican senators joined Democrats in voting no on a “clean repeal” of Obamacare promoted by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. on Wednesday.


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Congressional Problem Solvers Caucus

I am so proud to have Tom Reed as my representative in D.C.

Excerpt from OpEd “For 40 members of Congress, from both parties, unity is real” by Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ):

When we talk about the need for unity, let’s really mean it. It’s what the American people want. It’s what the times demand.

Earlier this year, having recognized that we shared this sentiment with many our colleagues, we decided to form a Congressional Problem Solvers Caucus.

Comprised of 20 Republicans and 20 Democrats, our aim was to create a durable bloc that could champion ideas that would appeal to a much broader spectrum of the American people—even if those ideas were anathema to people on the fringes of our parties.

We are united in the idea that there are common-sense solutions to many of the country’s toughest challenges—but partisanship keeps those solutions from making their way into law. We believe that’s bad for America.

Members of our caucus won’t agree on everything –in fact, they may not agree on most things. But we owe it to ourselves and to the American people to find bipartisan agreement wherever possible. And we should always strive to treat one another with respect and civility.

We invite our colleagues to join us in that mission.

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This Stinks

Rush is fond of saying ‘If it’s good for democrats, it’s bad for America.’ Such was the case yesterday when Puerto Rico voted to become the 51st state. It has to be ratified by congress, but I have faith that backstabbing scum like Ryan, Kinzinger, McCain, Collins, and Graham will join the democrats in a spirit of “bipartisanship.” Only 23% of the population voted and it was 97% in favor of statehood. Hugo Chavez never got 97%. The unemployment rate is 45% and the residents live off taxpayer dollars. They just defaulted on the federal loans they got and declared bankruptcy.

Puerto Rico voters back becoming 51st state in referendum marred by boycott

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico’s governor announced that the U.S. territory has overwhelmingly chosen statehood in a nonbinding referendum Sunday held amid a deep economic crisis that has sparked an exodus of islanders to the U.S. mainland.

Many believe the island’s territorial status has contributed to its 10-year economic recession, which has prompted nearly half a million Puerto Ricans to flee to the U.S. mainland and was largely sparked by decades of heavy borrowing and the elimination of federal tax incentives.


Puerto Rico will now put its “Tennessee plan” into action, meaning its governor will choose two senators and five representatives to go to Washington, D.C., to request statehood.

President Trump signaled during his presidential campaign that he is open to Puerto Rico officially becoming a state.

Puerto Rico previously voted in favor of becoming a state in 2012, but statehood opponents said the voter turnout was not high enough to accurately reflect will of the Puerto Rican people. Some fear that they will make the same case this time around.

At the time of reporting, over 97% of voters chose statehood. The referendum is “non-binding” and would only move forward if Congress approved of it, which most likely will not happen considering the island’s debt of over $70 billion and its 45% poverty rate.

If granted statehood, Puerto Rico would be granted access to federal funds and in that same breath would be the same as any other U.S. State.


FALN Terrorist Leader Welcomed As Hero At The Puerto Rican Day Parade In NYC

Obama cut 20 years off of this scumbag’s prison sentence and set him free 3 days before Donald Trump was inaugurated.
Parade organizers initially tried to honor Lopez Rivera with an official award, but a mass pull out by corporate sponsors and key regular attendees over that move caused Lopez Rivera to decline the honor. However, Lopez Rivera was highlighted just by riding on the front display that moved down 5th Avenue.
“I feel good about being here,” Lopez Rivera said to reporters as he exited a van to enter the parade. He pounded his chest yelling, “Que viva Puerto Rico!”
“This parade is for the Puerto Rican public,” he added.
Bottom line is that these politicians marched with and honored a sworn terrorist whose faln attacked and murdered in our city. That is unforgivable. These politicians must politically pay for their betrayals.”
Puerto Rico has a poverty rate of 45 percent, 12.4 percent unemployment, and 86 percent of residents do not speak English in the home, but the island receives $22 billion in federal subsidies. The top income tax rate is 4 percent and residents are exempt from paying $2 billion in federal income taxes. That explains why 61 percent of residents voted for statehood in 2012, but nothing happened.


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Color me shocked and amazed!

May 4, 2017: The House of Representatives today unanimously passed U.S. Representative Martha McSally’s legislation H.R. 2192, a standalone two-page bill to prevent Members of Congress from exempting themselves from the American Health Care Act.

McSally Urges House to Pass Bill Striking AHCA Exemptions for Members of Congress

“Any law we pass that applies to our constituents must apply equally to Members of Congress as well. Anything short of that is hypocrisy. Congress must abide by the laws it passes and should be treated no differently than other hardworking Americans,” said Rep. McSally. “My measure eliminates double standards by preventing Members of Congress from exempting themselves from American Health Care Act.”


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Rolled Again

Did I miss something? Did we win anything last November? You wouldn’t know it by the mugging republicans took at the hands of their pals the democrats during the budget fiasco that was just passed. Democrats get their way nearly all the time no matter who has the majority. They have discovered, much to their delight, that there is virtually nothing the GOP is willing to fight for. They have been terrified of the specter of a government shutdown since the former president, Ben T. Penis, got Newt Gingrich to back down over a staged government shutdown that was pre-arranged to lay the blame on republicans. They know that the press will blame them 100%, all of the time.
The republican elite have proven time and again they care less about working with President Trump than about keeping their status among the DC party crowd. It leaves conservatives all across the country asking themselves: “What have we won?”

Paul Ryan and House Republicans included strict language in their trillion dollar budget that prevents any and all funding of President Trump’s border wall.

Paul Ryan’s new budget bill will fund:
** Planned Parenthood
** Central American illegal immigrant centers
** Domestic spending will increase
** No cuts in funding to EPA despite Trump’s promises
** Continue payment on Obamacare subsidies
** No funding cuts to sanctuary cities

But the House budget includes language that FORBIDS the President of the United States of building a border wall with Mexico.

Paul Ryan’s bill is so bad Democrats are fundraising off of the plan in celebration.

Frustrated conservatives ready to start winning under Trump
The spending deal struck over the weekend to avoid a partial government shutdown is just the latest failure of GOP-controlled Washington to deliver for conservative activists. To them, that bill is part of a larger pattern of putting off fights with the Democrats for another day only for tomorrow to never come — a trend they were already experiencing with run-of-the-mill Republicans, but one they hoped would end under Trump.

Conservatives Fume Over Complete Concession To Democrats On Budget Deal

How do we win Congress and Presidency and still get this as a result?
Conservatives are blasting the five-month, fiscal 2017 spending deal written by Republicans and Democrats as nothing short of a “cave in” by the GOP despite its control of both the House, Senate and White House.

The Gentlemen Losers Strike Again
And this spending bill is the same kind of crapola Congress sent to Obama year after year.
Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are getting everything they wanted.
Meanwhile the Gentlemen Losers — Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell — get one more opportunity to prove that they really are nice guys who want to work with the Democrats.
Good grief. It’s infuriating.
But this pile of crap is just more of the same.
And isn’t this exactly why Americans voted for Donald Trump?
We’re sick and tired of this nonsense.

Speaker Paul Ryan Defends Pile of Crap Budget Plan that Excludes Funding for Trump Wall
Ryan defended his 1,665 pages long budget that includes an average of approximately 210 words per page — —or about twice as long as the stimulus law (the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act”) that President Barack Obama signed less than a month after his inauguration in 2009.
Ryan and GOP leaders inserted language that specifically restricts any and all funding of the Trump border wall.

We didn’t elect Donald Trump just to have Paul Ryan put on Nancy Pelosi’s skirt and pearls and deliver for the Democrats.


Chuck Schumer: Trump ‘Did Not Play Much of a Role’ in Budget Negotiations
“Our Republican colleagues I give them a lot of credit — Mitch McConnell — we worked very well together — Leader Pelosi, Speaker Ryan as well,” Schumer said, adding the names of the Democrats and Republicans in both chambers responsible for leading on appropriations.
“We all worked as a team,” Schumer said. “And we came up with a very good solution for the people here.
“But it shows we Democrats want to work with our Republican colleagues,” Schumer said. “And when they work with us, it’s great.”

White House Pushes Budget Deal As A Win For Republicans After Democrats Get Under Trump’s Skin
Congressional leaders reached an agreement Sunday night on a budget that would keep the government open through September and avoid a looming shutdown. Because the bill includes funding for Planned Parenthood, money to help Puerto Rico with a projected shortfall in Medicaid and restricts the allotted $1.5 billion for border security from going to the new wall, Democrats began touting it as a win.
Clearly, it frustrated President Trump.

Democrats confident they can block Trump’s agenda after spending bill win

Democrats think they have set the stage to block President Trump’s legislative priorities for years to come by winning major concessions in a spending bill to keep the government open.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) secured nearly $5 billion in new domestic spending by exploiting disagreements between Trump and GOP lawmakers over spending priorities.

Limbaugh grills Pence on budget: ‘What is the point of voting Republican?’

Host to VP: ‘We’ve been told this for 15 years, we’ll get ‘em next time’
Radio host Rush Limbaugh received a call from Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday, and he wasn’t shy about voicing his displeasure over the 2017 budget deal.
“The Rush Limbaugh Show” rarely has guests, but a $1.2 trillion federal spending deal made between Republicans and Democrats to avoid a government shutdown prompted an interview with Mr. Pence.
The theme of the exchange boiled down to one question: “If this is what happens, Mr. Vice President, why vote Republican?”
“What is the point of voting Republican if the Democrats are gonna continue to win practically 95 percent of their objectives, such as in this last budget deal?” the conservative host asked.
Limbaugh to Pence: What Is the Point of Voting Republican If the Dems Are Going to Continue to Win?

There is a last ditch effort to pass a new health care bill coming. It stands not a snowball’s chance in hell of passing. The entire fiasco was orchestrated by Paul Ryan to ensure enough poison pills in it for conservatives to vote against it. The democrats know Obamacare will never go away. No government program ever does. They just suck up more and more money. As professional spenders, the liberals know once you give people something free (or at least free to THEM), it can never be taken away without a rebellion. It would not be a bit surprising if Trump decided since his own party won’t deal with him he may go to the democrats to negotiate. After all, they’re still the real power in Washington.

Obamacare Repeal Stalled by Moderate Republican Opposition
Congressman Billy Long (R-MS), a strong House leadership ally, said that he would not support the bill over concerns that the bill “strips away any guarantee that pre-existing conditions would be covered and affordable.” Long said in an interview on Monday, “They got 40 Freedom Caucus votes,” asking, “Why do they need me?”
Fred Upton, the former Energy and Commerce Committee chairman, said Tuesday he will not vote for the Obamacare repeal bill. He said, “I’ve supported the practice of not allowing pre-existing illnesses to be discriminated against from the very get-go.” Upton told WHTC this morning. “This amendment torpedos that, and I told leadership I cannot support this bill with this provision in it.”

Nancy Pelosi has her arm up Paul “The Puppet” Ryan’s ass and controls all his moves


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May Day 2017

May 1 doesn’t hold a great deal of significance except to communists and socialists. I just used the title because it was handy.

Chicago Teachers Union Encouraging Teachers to Cut Class, Attend May Day Marches

But they really care about the kids…
While the Chicago Teachers Union isn’t calling for an illegal strike on Monday, as it threatened to do, it is asking that its members attend that afternoon’s Chicago May Day march, activities surrounding it begin with school rallies at 7:30am.
The CTU we all know are “for the kids,” but how can they be for those kids when they are rabble-rousing on May 1? Yes, May Day 2017 is a school day.

Congress agrees on $1 trillion deal to fund government until October 1
The hard-won deal could be the first major piece of bipartisan legislation to be pushed through Congress since President Trump took office, and would provide billions of dollars for the Pentagon — but would not provide funds for his ballyhooed Mexican wall.
The deal, if passed by the full House and Senate, would also keep funding for Planned Parenthood through September and add $2 billion to the National Institutes of Health, as well as providing extra cash for opioid treatment and college grants.
“This agreement is a good agreement for the American people and takes the threat of a government shutdown off the table,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Trump Trolls CBS’ John Dickerson To His Face: “I Love Your Show, I Call It Deface The Nation”

President Trump appeared on the CBS program “Face The Nation” on Sunday morning and had this terrific exchange with host, John Dickerson. Classic Trump and funny as hell.

‘A beer in one hand, a gun in the other’: Man kills 1, injures 7 at San Diego apartment pool
The gunman, identified as Peter Selis, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police described him as a white male who may have lived in one of the buildings, and said all of the victims were African American or Hispanic. Police said they did not know whether race was a factor in the attack.

Indicted Fmr Dem Rep. Corrine Brown Spent Campaign Cash After Primary Loss
Expensed $13,476 in petty cash, hotels, travel after electoral defeat
Brown and her chief of staff, Elias “Ronnie” Simmons, were indicted in July 2016 on 24 counts of fraud stemming from a sham foundation created by the former congresswoman.
More than $800,000 was deposited into Brown’s Virginia-based foundation, One Door for Education, which spent only $1,200 on charity.
Federal authorities found that Brown, Elias, and Carla Wiley, the foundation’s president, spent $200,000 of the group’s funds on luxury vacations, NFL tickets, plane tickets, car repairs, and lavish events.

President of The White House Correspondents’ Association Assures You That ‘We Are Not Fake News’

WHCA President, Jeff Mason, further stated “it is our job to report on facts and hold leaders accountable; that is who we are…”
So tell us, Mr. Mason, why didn’t you and your membership do your job for the past 8 years and chose instead to lie and cover-up for the lies and cover-ups of the corrupt Obama regime? You and your cohorts constantly push fake news.

“Comedian” Hasan Minaj Big Flop at White House Correspondents Dinner

When one thinks of insult comics, the late funnyman Don Rickles immediately comes to mind.
[Rickles’] humor is so rude, in such bad taste, that it offends no one—it is too offensive to be offensive.
Contrast Minaj’s material to that of Rickles, who only on occasion would make a slighting remark about a fellow entertainer or politician in absentia. Minaj apparently stuck to shopworn jabs prepared long before the President and his staff announced they would not attend this year’s dinner. “
Unlike Rickles, Minaj is no “Mr. Warmth.” At least based on audience reaction, his dragging, staccato-like delivery left many barbs hanging in midair, leaving listeners wondering when they would drop. And to make matters worse, by taking multiple shots at non-attendees, both living and dead, Minaj’s quips quickly veered off into the offensive. This became most evident when the comedian evoked none other than Rickles himself, who died just over three weeks ago:
“Don Rickles died just so you wouldn’t ask him to do this gig, alright? RIP to Don Rickles, the only Donald with skin thick enough to take a joke like that.”

Samantha Bee is a “Smug Liberal” Denier

“I do the show for me and for people like me, and I don’t really care how others see it, quite frankly…. We need catharsis, a place to analyze things in a different way. we see things through a different filter. We just need to break it down.”
That lack of ability to consider another point of view could explain her answer to the question, “Is there a smug liberal problem?”
“I don’t think there is.”


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Full Blown Investigation


The House and Senate intelligence committees are expanding their investigation into the so-called “unmasking” controversy.

They will be auditing files from the National Security Agency and White House to determine whether identities and conversations of members of Congress or presidential candidates other than Trump were swept up during NSA surveillance of foreign leaders and whether this intelligence was misused for political purposes.

For a private U.S. citizen to be “unmasked,” or named, in an intelligence report is extremely rare and typically only done if it has some foreign intelligence value. Typically, the American is a suspect in a crime, is in danger or has to be named to explain the context of the report.

If the names were unmasked in intelligence reports and then leaked to the media for political reasons, it could constitute criminal behavior.


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