In the White House Press Briefing on May 22, 2020, Kayleigh McEnany questions press about President Barack Obama and the Unmasking of General Michael Flynn.
Chanel Rio (OAN): Thank you Kayleigh. I’d like to switch gears asking about President Obama. We had a, does the President, we had an interesting article from Joe Polluck this morning and I would like to ask you if the president has considered cardening President Obama for illegally wiretapping on Trump Towers, illegally spying on U.S. citizens and other potential crimes out there. Has he considered that.
Kayleigh McEnany: So I have not spoken to the president about that, but who I did speak to about President Obama and unmasking Michel Flynn where the men and women in this room. I haven’t spoken to him on that specific point, have spoken about the matter generally, and I laid out a series of questions that any good journalist would want to answer about why people were unmasked and all sorts of questions, and I just wanted to and follow up with you guys on that. Did anyone take it upon themselves to pose any questions about Michael Flynn and unmasking to President Obama spokesperson? Oh, not a single journalist has posed that questions. Okay, so I would like to lay out a series of questions, and perhaps if I write them out in a slide format, maybe we’re visual learners, and you guys will follow up with journalistic curiosity.
So, Number One, Why did the Obama Administration use opposition, opposition research funded by a political organization and filled with foreign dirt to surveil members of the Trump campaign
Number Two, Why was Lt. General Michael Flynn unmasked, not by the Intel community entirely, but by Obama’s Chief of Staff, by the former Vice President Joe Biden, by Susan Rice, by the treasury secretary. I mean, this is extraordinary and, you know, it this were political appointees in the Trump Administration, I can guarantee you I have questions in my inbox right now. But apparently Obama’s spokesperson does not. Number Three, Why was Flynn’s identity leaked in a criminal act. It is a criminal act to leak the identity of Michael Flynn to the press, but it happened. Where are the questions to Obama’s spokesperson, because my team would be running around this building should this have happened under the Trump Administration. Number Four, Why did the DOJ, Sally Yates learn about the unmasking from President Obama? So much for going by-the-book as Susan Rice said three times. Though doth protest too much, Susan Rice!
And then finally question Number Five, Why did James Clapper, John Brennen, Samantha Powers and Susan Rice privately admit under oath they had no evidence of collusion, while saying the opposite publicly.
It’s a long weekend. You guys have three days to follow up on those questions, and I certainly hope the next time I ask, some hands go up, because Barack Obama’s spokesperson should be asked those questions, because President Trump spokespeople certainly would be.