When challenged to "lay out the elements" of Obamagate, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany explained, in less than three minutes, the basic facts of the scandal involving the unmasking of General Michael Flynn and the leaking of his identity to the press.
"There has not been a lot of journalistic curiosity on this front. I'm very glad that you asked this question. Look, there were a number of questions raised by the actions of the Obama administration. The Steele Dossier, funded by the Democratic National Committee, the opposition political party to the president was used to obtain FISA warrants to listen in on conversations of people within the Trump campaign.
"There was the unmasking the identity of Michael Flynn. And we know in a January 5 meeting in the Oval Office with President Obama, Sally Yates from the Department of Justice learned about the unmasking, not from the Department of Justice or from the FBI, she learned about it from President Obama. And was stunned and could barely process what she was hearing at the time.
"We know that there was a lot of wrongdoing in the case of Michael Flynn. The FBI notes, for instance, that says 'should we get him to lie' as they pontificated their strategy. We know that the identity of this three decades general was leaked to the press, a criminal leak to the press, in violation of his Fourth Amendment rights. These are very serious questions and they've been ignored by the media for way too long.
When challenged on the criminality of the actions of Obama officials, McEnany clapped back hard.
"If you want to start talking about wrongdoing in the [Obama] administration. I'm happy to go through Andy McCabe leaking to the Wall Street Journal and then lying about it, happy to talk about James Clapper lying before congress, saying that the NSA does not monitor phone calls–that was an inaccuracy to say the least if not a lie; John Brennan telling congress that the bogus Steele Dossier played no role in the Russia probe when in fact we know it did and was the basis for obtaining FISA warrants. So, there's a lot of mistruths there that were said under oath.
"Perhaps you should look into it and get me some answers, that's the job of reporters, to answer the questions that I've laid out and I hope you take the time to do it."