Emails from former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power displaying a bias against President Trump may be shared with the public as soon as Wednesday.
Fox News host Sean Hannity said on his show Tuesday evening that he was told that the “biggest shoe to drop may be coming tomorrow” regarding the Trump-Russia investigation, saying his “little birdies” were telling him the potential bombshell had to do with “unmasking.”
Hannity introduced The Hill’s John Solomon, who said he had obtained emails from Power around the time she reportedly requested to “unmask” more than 260 Americans whose identities were caught up in the surveillance of non-U.S. citizens.
Solomon said these government emails display the “same sort of anti-Trump bias” that were evident in text messages exchanged by ex-FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page while they were involved in the investigations into Hillary Clinton’s emails and the Trump campaign.
“I can tell you that Samantha Power and her colleagues were doing the same thing on the official State email system,” Solomon said. “And when you see her tomorrow, what she was saying about Trump at the same time these unmaskings were going on, I am certain it’s going to trouble the American public.”
Soon after it was reported in fall 2017 that Power sought to unmask hundreds of Americans, she testified to the House Intelligence Committee. Then-Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy, who was a member of the House Intelligence Committee, told Fox News that Power testified that she was not the official requesting that unmasking in every case.
“I think if she were on your show, she would say those requests to unmask may have been attributed to her, but they greatly exceed by an exponential factor the requests she actually made,” the former South Carolina congressman said.
Gowdy further stated that if there was “someone else making requests on behalf of a principal in the intelligence community, we need to know that because we’re getting ready to reauthorize a program that’s really important to the country, but also has a masking component to it.”