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What 3 GOP Lawmakers Are Saying About Susan Rice After Bombshell Report


The latest charge is that former national security adviser Susan Rice "unmasked" - intelligence parlance for asking for the identity of unnamed officials - Trump campaign officials, proof, the President's allies insist, that something nefarious was happening on the surveillance front during the final days of the Obama administration.

In an interview Tuesday with MSNBC, Rice didn't deny requesting that intelligence agencies provide her with the names of Trump officials overheard talking with or mentioned by foreign officials or people overseas on secretly recorded calls.

On Monday, two reports claimed that Rice, who was Obama's top national security aide, had helped reveal the identities of Trump officials whose communications were swept up in regular United States spying on foreign targets. "Unmasking" private USA citizens to make their names appear on intelligence reports is not illegal when tied to a legitimate investigation, but civil libertarians warn the process could be used to skirt regulations that prevent the federal government from spying on Americans.

And those people who are putting these stories out are doing just that.

The paper also said that the White House's citing of the report was an attempt "to deflect Russian scrutiny". Rice confirmed that she requested the demasking of Americans while she was National Security Adviser. Ms. Rice asked for and learned the identity of the Trump official, whose name hasn't been publicly disclosed and our source declined to share.

Trump-friendly news outlets like Fox News and Breitbart quickly jumped on the story as possible evidence to back up the president's "wiretapping" claims.

At a March 20 House intelligence committee hearing, FBI Director James Comey addressed this issue when asked if Rice would have access to an unmasked American's name.


Rice appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News, and CNN and regurgitated talking points purporting that the protests that had erupted "spontaneously" near two USA government facilities in Benghazi, Libya and were a result of a "hateful video" that was offensive to Islam.

RICE: That is exactly right, Andrea. "I was surprised to see reports from Chairman Nunes on that account today".

"There were occasions when I would receive a report in which a US person was referred to". The intelligence community then process that request through their normal procedures and if they feel they can give the answer, they will give the answer.

And on this program tonight, we will not insult your intelligence by pretending otherwise, nor will we will aid and abet the people who are trying to misinform you, the American people, by creating a diversion. "To not understand it would be a dereliction of duty".

MITCHELL: What did you first think when the president tweeted that President Obama had eavesdropped on him?

The Obama administration's last-second changes also make it very likely somebody would leak, "so Team Obama's "spread the info" initiative certainly broke the spirit of the laws", the Post said.

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