Former Obama Official Susan Rice Now Denies Obama Administration Inappropriately Unmasked Trump team
HMM, WASN’T IT JUST A WEEK AGO OR SO THAT RICE SAID SHE KNEW NOTHING OF THIS UNMASKING …
My what a difference a week, s lot of hot water and even more explaining does when it comes to getting caught in a lie. Former national security adviser Susan Rice is now in full CYA mode as she went on a liberal friendly network categorically denied that the Obama administration inappropriately spied on President Trump or members of his transition team. Really Ms. Rice, now its a denial. Wasn’t it just a couple of weeks ago you knew nothing? So why did you unmask the names again? The unmasking that you claimed to know nothing about, now it appears you ordered it done. She claims the allegations are false. Hmm, just like the Benghazi attack was the result of a video tape, right? YOU HAVE ZERO CREDIBILITY!!! Now Rice claims she leaked nothing. Really, like she would admit to a crime.
Just how did Susan Rice’s story change from her best imitation of Sgt. Schultz of “I know Nothing,” to the Obama administration did nothing wrong? What is shameful is a liberal MSM that is now defending her actions. Imagine, just imagine if it were w GWB White House that did this to Barack Obama?
Former national security adviser Susan Rice on Tuesday categorically denied that the Obama administration inappropriately spied on President Trump or members of his transition team.
“The allegation is that somehow, Obama administration officials utilized intelligence for political purposes,” Rice told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. “That’s absolutely false.”
Rice had requested that at least one Trump transition team member be “unmasked,” Bloomberg View reported Monday, leading to claims that the Obama White House had intended to use that intelligence to damage Trump’s transition.
While Rice did not deny making any such requests — declining to comment on specific reports — she denied that her actions went outside the scope of her job.
“It was not uncommon, it was necessary at times to make those requests,” she said. “I don’t have a particular recollection of doing that more frequently after the election.”
As Jonathan Turley reminds us … “I Know Nothing About This”: Rice Accused Of Ordering Unmasking Of Trump Aides and Then Lying About Her Knowledge [UPDATED]
The story emerging suggests the White House learned last month that Rice requested the identities of U.S. persons in raw intelligence reports involving Trump staff inadvertently intercepted. There were reportedly dozens of such requests, suggesting a comprehensive and ongoing effort to unmask aides. That would constitute a serious privacy abuse and raise troubling questions about the use of intelligence operations for political purposes.
The National Security Council’s senior director for intelligence, Ezra Cohen-Watnick, reportedly discovered Rice’s multiple requests to unmask U.S. persons and raised it with the White House.
U.S. Signals Intelligence Directive (Section 18) only allows unmasking of the identity of U.S persons when it is essential to national security. The question is why the identity of Trump aides satisfied this standard if there was no evidence (as has been reported) of collusion. Nevertheless, this intent standard is difficult to violate absent a confession or incriminating statement.
However, just last month, Rice was asked on the “PBS NewsHour” about reports that Trump transition officials, including Trump himself, were swept up in incidental intelligence collection, Rice said: “I know nothing about this,” adding, “I was surprised to see reports from Chairman Nunes on that account today.”
Susan Rice On Unmasking Of Trump Team, ‘I Know Nothing’
THE GREAT ONE MARK LEVIN DISCUSSES THE OBAMA SCANDAL OF UNMASKING TRUMP TRANSITION OFFICIALS …
During yesterday’s radio show, conservative talk show radio host Mark Levin discusses the breaking news that it is being reported that former Obama National Security advisor Susan Rice was the one who ordered the unmaking of Donald Trump transition officials. At 08:41 Mark Levin interviews Adam Housley of Fox News about the investigation into leaks coming from the Obama administration. At 34:20 Mark Levin interviews Eli Lake from Bloomberg News about what Devin Nunes is trying to get at.
All need to listen to this …
Susan Rice Unmasked … Former Obama National Security Advisor Requested to Unmask Names of Trump Transition Officials
OKAY MSM, YOU HAVE YOUR WATERGATE. NOW INVESTIGATE AND REPORT ON IT ….
FOX News is reporting that it was Susan Rice, former national security adviser under then-President Barack Obama, who requested the unmasking of Trump official names from surveillance transcripts. We have been told that the surveillance had nothing to do with Russia. So why then would such a request be made to pierce the veil of privacy? As state by Rush Limbaugh, the Obama administration weaponized intelligence for use against Trump. This is what a police state looks like America. Yes, this is far worse than Watergate.
Multiple sources tell Fox News that Susan Rice, former national securityadviser under then-President Barack Obama, requested to unmask the names of Trump transition officials caught up in surveillance.
The unmasked names, of people associated with Donald Trump, were then sent to all those at the National Security Council, some at the Defense Department, then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and then-CIA Director John Brennan – essentially, the officials at the top, including former Rice deputy Ben Rhodes.
The names were part of incidental electronic surveillance of candidate and President-elect Trump and people close to him, including family members, for up to a year before he took office.
It was not clear how Rice knew to ask for the names to be unmasked, but the question was being posed by the sources late Monday.
“What I know is this … If the intelligence community professionals decide that there’s some value, national security, foreign policy or otherwise in unmasking someone, they will grant those requests,” former Obama State Department spokeswoman and Fox News contributor Marie Harf told Fox News’ Martha MacCallum on “The First 100 Days. “And we have seen no evidence … that there was partisan political notice behind this and we can’t say that unless there’s actual evidence to back that up.”
No wonder Democrats are all Russians all the time … These people are up to their neck in illegal surveillance of candidate Donald Trump ...
So how did these people know that there was surveillance? Just how long was this going on?
WOW … Former Obama Administration Official Evelyn Farkas (Deputy Asst. Secretary of Defense) Admits First Hand Knowledge the Obama Administration spied on candidate & President-Elect Trump
FOLKS, OBAMA OFFICIAL JUST ADMITTED THEY SPIED ON DONALD TRUMP …
Former Obama Administration Official Evelyn Farkas stated in an interview on MSNBC that they were to “Get as much intelligence as you can before President Obama leaves the administration.”
This is stunningly interesting and hopefully will be picked up by MSM and congressional investigators.
Sometimes when a person is deep inside an echo-chamber of like-minded ideologues, they might not realize what they’re saying is rather revealing to those on the outside. That’s the set up for former Obama administration official Evelyn Farkas (Deputy Asst. Secretary of Defense) appearing on MSNBC and admitting first hand knowledge the Obama administration spied on candidate and president-elect Donald Trump’s transition team to gather “intelligence” for political use.
Watch the below video and listen to Conservative talk show radio host discuss the comments made by former Deputy Asst. Secretary of Defense, Evelyn Farkas, who admitted that they were spying on candidate and president elect Donald Trump.
From The Mark Levine Radio Show