Congress Could Halt Spy Authorization Over Obama Aides’ Anti-Trump Leaks

Ben Rhodes and Susan Rice

Key lawmakers are threatening to cancel the authorization of sensitive U.S. spy operations until congressional leaders investigate efforts by former top Obama administration officials to leak highly classified national security information in what many believe was a targeted campaign to undermine the Trump administration, according to senior congressional sources familiar with the situation.

Fmr. U.N. Amb. Power Emerges As Central Figure In Obama Unmasking Investigation

Samantha Power

Former United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power’s involvement in the unmasking by former Obama administration officials of sensitive national security information is raising red flags over what insiders view was an attempt by the former administration to undermine President Donald Trump and key figures on his team, according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with the situation.

Top Lawmaker Demands Investigation into Comey, Former Obama Officials for Leaks of Classified Intel

Ousted FBI director James Comey

The chairman of the House National Security Subcommittee is calling on the Department of Justice launch a formal investigation into former FBI Director James Comey’s alleged leak of classified information, according to an exclusive interview with the Washington Free Beacon in which the lawmaker also called on the Trump administration to purge all former Obama administration holdovers from government.