Eli Lake attempts to pretend his entire career for the last three years has been making insinuations about unmasking and ... it's comedy gold.

Eli starts by saying that the investigation into Trump -- the only fully public version of which, SSCI, screams GRAVE CI THREAT over and over -- fizzled out.
Eli, who has been the PRIMARY PROMOTER of this scandal since 2017, blames Trump for pushing it.

Why does Eli Lake want to disappear Eli Lake's last three years?
Here, Eli says that unmasking became a "mini-scandal" one to which he has dedicated 3 years of his life, because of the leak abt Flynn's calls to Ignatius, rewriting HIS OWN HISTORY.
[The first incarnation of the unmasking scandal that Eli has been chasing was started by Devin Nunes leaking about the unmasking of those talking to Bibi Netanyahu to ... Eli Lake.]
Here Eli is pretending this "mini-scandal" started in May, when he has been chasing it since early 2017.
Also, by "likely," Eli means, "physically impossible."

But Eli may not know these details that well.
This one is particularly hilarious. Eli claims that the reason why Flynn's efforts to undermine sanctions imposed bc Russia had attacked us in an attempt to help Trump win were a scandal was bc Flynn went to the RT gala.
Here, Eli, the chief propagandist floating the unmasking faux-scandal, says those who inflated it did a bad thing.
Nowhere in this does he admit that he has written about this.

And nowhere does he give his mea culpa that he has demanded from others.

He's just going to pretend his entire last 3 year career did not exist.
Eli, who says those bad people inflaming this unmasking scandal did a bad thing, also says people who point out his own complicity should be thanking him.

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But there's a piece missing.
A few missing pieces.

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