Fake News Media in all-out-desperate attempt to shield Susan Rice and the Obama Shadow Government as frenzy surrounding leaks grows daily
CNN’s Don Lemon issued a call to all his views to “ignore the scandal” surrounding Susan Rice. The Washington Post calls it a “fake scandal ginned up by Trump”. Go to any of the other fake news outlets like the New York Times, MSNBC and others and you won’t even see the story being reported at all.
Kinda funny considering it is the biggest crisis in our government in a generation.
So let’s start with the facts. Ten days ago, Susan Rice boldly and brazenly lied about knowing anything at all about it.
But as it turns out, Susan Rice not only “knew about it”, but she requested the unmasking and potentially leaked the information as well. Which is a felony. Hmm….
In case you’ve forgotten, Susan Rice is the same person that went on national television and lied about Benghazi being caused by an anti-Muslim video. None of what she said was actually true, but that didn’t stop her from endlessly repeating it.
Do you suspect that the noise over Trump campaign contacts with the Russians is just a political hit arranged by Obama insiders before they left?
You got fresh evidence of that Monday, with news that then-national security adviser Susan Rice was behind the “unmasking” of Trumpites in transcripts of calls with Russian officials.
Again, nothing on the public record so far shows that anyone on Team Trump said anything improper on those calls.
It’s no surprise that US spooks intercept foreign officials’ calls. But intelligence community reports don’t disclose the names of US citizens on the other end. To get that info, a high official must (but rarely does) push to “unmask” the Americans’ names.
Bloomberg’s Eli Lake now reports that Rice started doing just that last year.
That was perfectly legal. But we also know that the Obama administration later changed the classification of the “unmasked” transcripts, and other similar material, in order to spread the information as widely as possible within the government.
Former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice ordered U.S. spy agencies to produce “detailed spreadsheets” of legal phone calls involving Donald Trump and his aides when he was running for president, according to former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova. source
The motive for that was (supposedly) to prevent Team Trump from burying it all once it took over. But the result was that it made it relatively safe for someone (or someones) to leak the info to the press.
Which made it likely somebody would leak. So Team Obama’s “spread the info” initiative certainly broke the spirit of the laws.
Those leaks have produced a nagging political sore for the new administration — leading to the ouster of national security adviser Michael Flynn, helping to drive down President Trump’s approval ratings and making it harder for him to push his program through.
Rice certainly wasn’t politically naive about the political uses of intelligence information. She was, after all, the Obama official who famously made the rounds spouting the false “Our intel says it was about the video” line on the Benghazi attack back during the 2012 campaign.
All of this puts the actions of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes in clearer perspective. After viewing the Rice requests at the White House, he disclosed that Trump officials had been caught up in incidental surveillance.
All of which is a reminder that two issues are in play here: Russian meddling in the election, about which the nation already knows plenty — and the Obama team’s efforts to sabotage Team Trump. source