Barack Obama’s Deep State has launched a silent coup against Donald Trump.

They have used covert surveillance and illegal leaks of classified information to throw Trump off stride.

Now one man could bring down Obama and the Deep State’s plot against Trump.

The real scandal – and only crime identified – in the Russia investigation is the illegal leak of classified information.

Some of these leaks – like the ones that brought down former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn – were aided by the unmasking of American citizens caught up in surveillance of foreign targets.

The House Intelligence Committee has been investigating the unmasking to see if it was done for political reasons.

Circa reports former Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes is now a target of the investigation:

“Former Obama White House National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes is now an emerging as a person of interest in the House Intelligence Committee’s unmasking investigation, according to a letter sent Tuesday by the committee to the National Security Agency (NSA). This adds Rhodes to the growing list of top Obama government officials who may have improperly unmasked Americans in communications intercepted overseas by the NSA, Circa has confirmed.

The House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-CA, sent the letter to the National Security Agency requesting the number of unmaskings made by Rhodes from Jan. 1, 2016 to Jan. 20, 2017, according to congressional sources who spoke with Circa. Rhodes, who worked closely with former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and was a former deputy national security adviser for strategic communications for President Obama, became a focus of the committee during its review of classified information to assess whether laws were broken regarding NSA intercepted communications of President Trump, members of his administration and other Americans before and after the election, according to congressional officials. The committee is requesting that the NSA deliver the information on Rhodes by August, 21.”

Rhodes was most famous for planting false stories in what he called his “echo chamber” in the press to sell the Iran deal.

Now he is at the heart of a scandal that could be bigger than Watergate.

Circa also reports that the number of unmasking requests increased around the time Trump secured the GOP nomination and that the requests could have been submitted for the purposes of obtaining political gossip against Obama’s opponents:

“The number of Americans’ identities who have been unmasked appears to have increased beginning last July around the same time Trump secured the GOP nomination. The number accelerated after Trump’s election in November launched a transition that continued through January, as reported by Circa.

U.S. officials and lawmakers have raised concern that the gathering of such intelligence was used for political espionage, Circa has learned.

According to U.S. officials who spoke to Circa on condition of anonymity, the intelligence reports included some intercepts of Americans talking to foreigners and many more involving foreign leaders talking about the future president, his campaign associates or his transition. They noted that most of the intercepts had little to do with the Russian election interference scandal and some appeared to have nothing to do with national security.”

This investigation could be the key to unraveling the conspiracy against Trump.

And Ben Rhodes may be the central player whose actions set that in motion.