Report: DOJ Investigation into 'Unmasking' Ends with No Charges

Report: DOJ Investigation into 'Unmasking' Ends with No Charges


A Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into the “unmasking” requests made by outgoing Obama administration officials in 2016 and 2017 has ended without any criminal charges or findings of wrongdoing, according to the Washington Post.

The Post did not report whether that included investigations into leaks of the names of Americans who had been “unmasked” in classified reports — specifically, former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, whose name was leaked to the Post.

The Post reported:

The federal prosecutor appointed by Attorney General William P. Barr to review whether Obama-era officials improperly requested the identities of individuals whose names were redacted in intelligence documents has completed his work without finding any substantive wrongdoing, according to people familiar with the matter.
The revelation that U.S. Attorney John Bash, who left the department last week, had concluded his review without criminal charges or any public report will rankle President Trump at a moment when he

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