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Report: Biden’s transition team received intelligence On Flynn Before Trump entered the WH

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Multiple former government officials on Joe Biden’s transition team or officials reportedly under consideration for a position on his cabinet, were involved in handling intelligence about former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to a report from The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross.

Weeks before the start of the Trump administration, a Biden transition team official, Stephanie L. O’Sullivan, and two potential cabinet picks, Sarah Bloom Raskin and Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, submitted “unmasking” requests for intelligence about Flynn.

“Unmasking” is a term used by the intelligence community which refers to revealing the identity of someone on a monitored communication.

According to Politico, Raskin is being considered to serve as secretary of the Treasury Department, and Sherwood-Randall is a contender to lead the Energy Department.

There were many claims of unwarranted investigations of Flynn and other Trump associates during the Obama-era.

The Justice Department’s Inspector General held the FBI responsible for misleading a federal court in order to gain access to monitor former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.

According to a report from 2019, the Inspector General said that the FBI used an agent in August 2016 to gather evidence in a briefing with Donald Trump and Flynn during a briefing about foreign intelligence threats.

Republicans have questioned whether officials intentionally obtained intelligence reports that Flynn was in. Republicans have also asked for investigations into leaks of classified information regarding Flynn.

The Biden transition team has not commented on the allegations.

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Information emerges on ‘conspiracy-minded former Democratic campaign staffer’ who lit himself on fire outside Trump trial

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As the jury selection for former President Donald Trump’s hush-money trial was being finalized, Max Azzarello set himself on fire Friday afternoon outside the Manhattan courthouse. The event was caught on video by multiple media outlets, and police officers can be seen in the videos dousing Azzarello’s body with a fire extinguisher.

National Review reports on the bizarre occurrence:

Azzarello appears to be a conspiracy-minded former Democratic campaign staffer and operations manager who threw pamphlets into the air before self-immolating that directed bystanders to his Substack blog, “The Ponzi Papers.” Azzarello writes on his Substack of a supposed “totalitarian con” and identifies himself as the man who set himself on fire outside of the Trump courthouse.

Azzarello warns of what he believes to be cryptocurrency ponzi scheme being manipulated by economic elites, most notably tech billionaire Peter Thiel. He claims the government is a “secret kleptocracy” full of financial criminals and highlights The Simpsons as a tool supposedly used by elites to brainwash the American people.

His LinkedIn page features a picture of himself with former president Bill Clinton, a subject of his conspiracy theories, and lists his various marketing and operations positions in politics and tech.

 

 

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