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

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President-Elect Biden has again named an Obama-era Progressive to a key post in his incoming administration, this time tapping former US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power as his nominee for head of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), a position now included in the National Security Council.

While Power’s media accepted biography is one of accomplishment in the area of human rights, she was instrumental in the Obama administrations use of military force in the Middle East and was one of principle people responsible for the unmasking of Gen. Michael Flynn.

Power testified before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in 2017 that she never sought to unmask records that contained information about former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

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But now declassified documents from the National Security Agency (NSA), reveal that her name appeared on at least seven separate requests to unmask Flynn’s name between November 30, 2016, and January 11, 2017.

In responding to a question as to whether she ever “leaked Mr. Flynn’s name in any way,” posed to her by Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s (D-CA), Power responded, “I have no recollection of making a request related to General Flynn…I have never leaked classified information,” Power said. “I have never leaked names that have come back to me in this highly compartmented process. I have, in fact, never leaked, even unclassified information.”

But according to NSA documents declassified last May, Power made seven separate requests to unmask Flynn’s name over a six-week period between the end of November 2016 and January 11, 2017.

Power is an ardent proponent of using US military might to advance Leftist agendas across the world. She, along with then-National Security Adviser Susan Rice, convinced a reluctant President Obama to destroy the ground forces of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi, arguing there would be no peace with any remnants of Gadhafi’s forces active.

But Power’s push for the use of military intervention led to a protracted war that thrust that regions of the world into armed chaos and the rise of ISIS. It also set the stage for the siege at the US embassy compound in Benghazi.

USAID’s primary objectives are to craft policies that culminate into civilian aid and assist in the process of “foreign development.” The USAID post Power is nominated for serves a major role in crafting US foreign policy.

Power is, at present, a professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School, along with her husband, Cass Sunstein, the author of the Progressive ideological title, Nudge.

Sunstein served as administrator of the White House Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs during the Obama administration. Rumblings have him returning to government in the Biden administration.

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