WASHINGTON — In an interview on “Special Report with Bret Baier” Wednesday evening, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, discussed the recently declassified list of Obama-era officials who were behind the unmasking of Michael Flynn. The senator released the list with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) Wednesday afternoon.
Video of the interview can be found here and an excerpt is below.
“It is, from my standpoint, pretty curious that the vice president of the United States would be requesting unmasking, in this case of General Flynn, eight days before he left office. What I would say, what information that we released – and let me also point out, Bret, that Attorney General Barr and Acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell, they are heroes. They are patriots. They are being unfairly attacked right now, mercilessly attacked. These gentlemen realized that this is a threat to our democracy. It is outrageous what the Obama administration and members of it, high up in the administration were doing during the election, toward the tail end of their administration, and the ones that were held over, what they did in the early days of the Trump administration as well. These are real heroes in terms of what information they are beginning to divulge, declassify so the American people really understand what happened.”