Obama Calls Response To Coronavirus Pandemic 'Absolute Chaotic Disaster'


"You have to get a warrant to listen to an American's conversation".

"OBAMAGATE!" Trump tweeted late Wednesday night.

"That's why you had Obama ambassadors across the globe unmasking, all of them were just unmasking and then leaking out about anyone within the Trump campaign and the Trump transition team that they could and you had the media who were taking those leaks". He also accused Trump of using Flynn as a "diversion".

Names of Americans are routinely hidden, or minimized, in intelligence reports that describe routine, legal surveillance of foreign targets.

Unmasking is a term that the US intelligence community uses to refer to revealing the identity of someone in a monitored communication. "It's been going on from before I even got elected, and it's a disgrace that it happened, and if you look at what's gone on, and if you look at now, all of this information that's being released - and from what I understand, that's only the beginning - some bad things happened, and it should never be allowed to happen in our country again".

Trump hyped the disclosure of the list with Biden's name as a "massive thing".

"Importantly, none of these individuals could have known Flynn's identity beforehand", it added.

Biden and Trump are respectively the Democratic and Republican presumptive presidential nominees for this year's election.

On Friday, Yahoo News reported it obtained a tape of a web talk between the ex-president and members of the Obama Alumni Association. Less than a month later, Flynn would be fired for lying to Pence - after the Federal Bureau of Investigation had interviewed Flynn and Comey shared the transcripts of the call with the White House.

"It's part of the reason why the response to this global crisis has been so anemic and spotty", Obama said.

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Flynn's name was unmasked in an intercept of his December 29, 2016, call with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

This suggests that more senior government officials can request and receive information from these kinds of intercepts than the public realizes. The content of the intelligence reports was not disclosed. Trump recently declared Flynn "exonerated".

Trump has been criticized as essentially abdicating any leadership role in guiding the country through one of its worst crises in a century, leaving states on their own to grapple with the pandemic and even bid against each other to obtain critical medical equipment on the open market or overseas.

The unmasking documents come just a day after Biden told ABC News' "Good Morning America" that he knew "nothing about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn", and called the topic a "diversion" from the coronavirus pandemic.

He has increasingly lashed out in the year since Mueller's report, which identified substantial contacts between Trump associates and Russian Federation but did not accuse him of a crime or allege a criminal conspiracy between his campaign and the Kremlin. The FBI identified Page during the early days of its investigation of Trump's 2016 campaign and secretly targeted his electronic communications.

The letter says the list are recipients who may have received Flynn's identity in response to a request processed between November 8, 2016 and January 31, 2017. Though thanks to his Justice Department, he may not have to.

In a statement, Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said the information underscores that "breadth and depth of concern" across the government about Flynn's conversations with Russian nationals. A US official has to possess or demonstrate a "need to know" the USA person's name.

The emerging scandal involves Michael Flynn, a retired United States Army lieutenant general who was briefly the National Security Advisor to Trump.

In 2019, the NSA unmasked 10,012 US persons.