Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) revealed on Twitter that former Vice President Joe Biden ordered the unmasking of General Mike Flynn’s private conversation with the Russian Ambassador to the United States, after requesting the names of the Obama administration officials involved from Director of National Intelligence Rich Grenell.
“Declassified documents reveal V.P. Biden ordered the unmasking of General Flynn’s private conversation,” Paul wrote. “Anyone think that Biden might have abused his power to go after a political opponent…[?]”
“The Senate must immediately hold hearings on this! Clapper, Comey, Brennan and even Biden owe it to the American people,” he continued. “They should testify under oath. What did the former president know?
Yesterday I wrote to DNI @RichardGrenell requesting the names of those who were involved in Gen Flynn’s unmasking. Today I received the shocking reply that @JoeBiden and many others knew! What did President Obama know? I am inviting DNI Grenell to testify next week in the Senate pic.twitter.com/IHpGjeVWwM
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 13, 2020
Paul went on to call for Senate hearings on the deep state’s surveillance of the Trump campaign and transition team in 2016 in order to hold key officials accountable.
“The Senate must immediately hold hearings on this! Clapper, Comey, Brennan and even Biden owe it to the American people,” he continued. “They should testify under oath. What did the former president know?”
Flynn served as National Security Advisor to President Trump during the first few weeks of the Trump administration, before being asked to resign following the disclosure that he had discussed reducing U.S. sanctions on Russia with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak while on the transition team. Flynn had corresponded with the Ambassador about having Russia block a UN security resolution on Israeli settlements long enough for the new U.S. administration to come in and veto it.