A US official writes me on Grenell memo: “I wish this would get stressed more as folks cover the Grenell list...Nobody ‘unmasked Flynn.’ You don’t know who it is when you request. You read a report that notes an American citizen (hence the masking, since American citizens 1/
(cont’d) “...have rights!) talking to a foreign interlocutor. The American citizen is usually described as something like ‘a named American businessperson/official’ or similar. I’ve done it a handful of times - it’s a normal process. You might guess or assume who it is, 2/
(cont’d) “...but you don’t know it until you ask so you can better evaluate the info. This is a complete blast of hot air nothingness.” 3/3
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