Unmasker-in-Chief: Susan Rice’s Latest Hit and Miss

Given all the attention she again has, this time due to the improper surveillance and unmasking of American citizens within the Trump campaign, former national security advisor Susan Rice has always been someone of which we’ve had near-total disdain and this latest revelation comes of no surprise.

White House lawyers last month learned that the former national security adviser Susan Rice requested the identities of U.S. persons in raw intelligence reports on dozens of occasions that connect to the Donald Trump transition and campaign, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter.

The National Security Council’s senior director for intelligence, Ezra Cohen-Watnick, was conducting the review, according to two U.S. officials who spoke with Bloomberg View on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly. In February Cohen-Watnick discovered Rice’s multiple requests to unmask U.S. persons in intelligence reports that related to Trump transition activities. He brought this to the attention of the White House General Counsel’s office, who reviewed more of Rice’s requests and instructed him to end his own research into the unmasking policy.
Bloomberg, 4/3/17

On March 22nd, Rice told PBS’ Judy Woodruff “I know nothing about this.”

Sure, take her at her word.

Let’s not forget, Rice has consistently exhibited arrogance and has been blatantly dishonest to the American people on numerous occasions.

President Barack Obama told the media to go after him instead of Susan Rice.

Fine. One problem, Obama’s out of the country but the media will assure us that the leaking charges are fake and that we should all trust the word of Susan Rice and the media attempting to protect them all.

The issue: Did President Obama’s national security adviser, Susan Rice, do something wrong when she requested that the identities of some Trump aides be “unmasked,” or revealed to a small group of cleared government officials, after those names turned up in surveillance reports of foreigners in the waning days of the last administration?

In fact, there is no evidence of that. These are hypotheticals. That’s all we have at the moment, because all the surveillance reports are classified and nobody is talking in detail about them.

That brings up another point: “unmasked” does not equal made public. The surveillance reports containing the names of Trump and his aides were still highly classified and viewable by a limited number of cleared individuals.
NBC News, 4/4/17

For the last half year, we’ve been assured there’s no evidence of any kind of collusion between the Trump campaign/transition team and “Russia” but that hasn’t stopped the liberal media from going on and on since before the election. But when there IS proof in the way of physical documentation regarding anything that points to funny business and a Democrat, “there is no evidence of that”.

And the same liberal media has the nerve to even use the phrase #FakeNews.

With that, we’ll let the conservative media do the digging and the liberal media circle the Obama administration’s wagon, but with all hanging (for now) on the integrity of Susan Rice…?

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