The former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations reportedly requested to unmask over 260 Americans in her last year in office with no explanation.
Contact: Jill Farrell, Judicial Watch
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2018 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State for "unmasking" and other records tied to Obama's United Nations Ambassador Samantha Powers relating to the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State
(No. 1:18-cv-00300)). Unmasking refers generally to the practice of political appointees obtaining the identities of American citizens referenced in intelligence surveillance of foreign nationals.
Judicial Watch sued the State Department after it failed to respond to an October 31, 2017, FOIA request seeking information about Powers' unusual unmasking requests, including: