(National Sentinel)Â Obama Era: Jay Sekulow, an attorney for President Donald J. Trump, said on his radio program Thursday that a legal organization he co-founded, the American Center for Law and Justice, has received “pretty significant” documents related to Obama administration officials “unmasking” members of the Trump campaign.
The ACLJ filed a Freedom of Information Act request last summer for documents from the State Department and the National Security Agency but is only now just beginning to receive them.
Sekulow said both agencies hold about 9,000 documents in all, and that the ACLJ will begin receiving documents steadily on a monthly basis. Calling the documentsÂ â€œsignificantâ€ and â€œnewsworthy,” Sekulow said he has received some information from the State Department that he will reveal further on Monday.
â€œIâ€™m not gonna go into the details of what weâ€™ve gotten so far but we will be doing that on Mondayâ€™s broadcast and theyâ€™re pretty significant,â€ he said.
The Trump attorney noted that obtaining the documents has been a long battle but that he and the ACLU are going toÂ â€œprepare for war” in order to ensure they obtain all of them.
President Obama’s national security advisor, Susan Rice, along with former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power and National Security Council official Ben Rhodes are at the center of the unmasking scandal.
Hundreds of Americans were unmasked in the last year of Obama’s administration. Initially, Obama officials denied doing so.
Sekulow noted during his program that many illegal leaks of Trumpâ€™s transition were directly tied to the unmasking scandal.
— Jay Sekulow (@JaySekulow) April 5, 2018
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