The ever-persistent Tucker Carlson raised important and as of yet unresolved questions about the declassified Obama-era unmasking memo, claiming that “relevant information” to the scandal remains missing, information that could potentially lead to criminal charges.
Carlson floated the idea that the fact such information wasn’t present could signal that undisclosed evidence will be presented to a grand jury to consider charges of prosecutorial misconduct. (RedState)
Carlson did give a caveat, explaining, “We don’t know that’s true, we certainly hope it is.”
Sixteen Obama-era officials submitted unmasking requests related to Lt. Gen. Flynn for the period spanning the 2016 election up until President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The list of names was a part of a memo that GOP senators released on Wednesday. The identities of those who made the requests are not yet known. Some of the sections on the list have been redacted.
Between January and February of 2017, unknown entities leaked classified information pertaining to Flynn’s interactions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The sources of the leaks have not yet been publicly revealed.
U.S. Attorney John Durham, who was appointed by Attorney General William Barr to investigate the origin of the Russia collusion probe, is looking into the Flynn unmaskings and the leaks that followed. Durham’s investigation has been a criminal matter since October of last year, and it is expected that his probe will yield at least some indictments. If Carlson’s suspicions are accurate, it’s possible that Durham might be targeting the individuals responsible for the unmasking and leaks.
If Carlson’s suspicions come to fruition, it would be the clearest indicator thus far that Durham’s investigation will lead to criminal charges. What do you think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!