Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Susan Rice while serving under Obama in capacity of National Security Adviser basically spied on people connected with Trump under the guise of spying on foreigners
This was done over a full year!
Then back in December she unmasked to the press Michael Flynn who was then part of Trump's transition team
Normally, when government officials receive intelligence reports, the names of American citizens are redacted or blocked to protect their privacy.
But officials can request that names, listed as “U.S. Person 1,” for example, be unmasked internally in order to give context about the potential value of the intelligence.
Unmasking is justified for national security reasons but is governed by strict rules across the U.S. intelligence apparatus that make it illegal to pursue for political reasons or to leak classified information generated by the process.
They have for weeks signaled that they saw unmasking as the key to investigating the source of media leaks damaging to the Trump administration — such as the exposure of former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn, who resigned in February after media reports revealed that he misled Vice President Pence about the contents of his discussions with the Russian ambassador.
"It would be nice to know the universe of people who have the power to unmask a U.S. citizen’s name... because that might provide something of a road map to investigate who might’ve actually disseminated a masked U.S. citizen’s name.”
He went on to press Comey on whether specific Obama officials, including Rice, would have had the authority to request that a name be unmasked.
Comey answered: “Yes, in general, and any other national security adviser would, I think, as a matter of their ordinary course of their business,”
This of course rankled those soulless Democrats on the committee who wanted him removed as Chair, then tarred and feathered and tossed in a ditch if they could
So now yesterday Susan Rice came out to defend herself and told MSNBC the 'sanctuary city' news network for liberals, that the allegation of Obama administration officials utilized intelligence for political purposes was "absolutely false."
“The notion, which some people are trying to suggest, that by asking for the identity of the American person is the same is leaking it — that’s completely false. There is no equivalence between so-called unmasking and leaking.”
And yet, that is precisely what many Republicans are rightly suggesting because otherwise there is no explanation for how the Washington Post and New York Times, two newspapers that deeply hate Trump, received on a virtual silver platter, stories about Mike Flynn's communications with intel-level detail.
So is there more to the story?
To quote Sarah Palin, 'Oh you betcha..'
One is Flynn..The other hasn’t been identified.
The WSJ then reports that Rice had requested the unmasking of at least one transition official — not Flynn — who was part of multiple foreign conversations that weren't related to Russia.
"The Republican official and others said Ms. Rice wasn't the administration official who instigated Mr. Flynn’s unmasking."
In other words, it is not that Susan Rice was The unmasker; she was A unmasker
There was/is at least one more person either working independent or in collusion with Rice who went about publicly unmasking the identities of people in Trump's circle
Of course we all know who..
Susan Rice did not do any of this without that prick Obama's direct approval, inferred consent and/or direct orders
And richly deserved...
Except this time if it can be proven Obama was directly involved and broke the law, he doesn't have a President in power sharing political affiliation like Nixon did with Ford to pardon him
Mmm what a thought.. We mean prison, not that other part..
We don't know who is the most rotten -- Obama, the people who served under him or those who call themselves Democrat who voted him in and still love & support him..
We'll call it a tie..
Posted by Susquehanna at Wednesday, April 05, 2017