After Representative David Nunes announced that the Obama administration had unmasked incoming President Trump’s administration officials, Susan Rice went on national television and told the American people that she knew “nothing” about the unmasking evidence and was “surprised” by the declaration by Nunes. Her own testimony now proves that she is a liar.
Yesterday, Obama’s former national security adviser Susan Rice admitted to congressional investigators that she had been involved in the unmasking of senior Trump officials in the waning reign of Obama. She claims that the reason was to “understand why the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates” met with these men without announcing his New York visit to the White House.
According to the report, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan ignored a diplomatic courtesy when he met with the future administration team. Apparently, that was enough justification for the bitter ex-pres to spy on American citizens.
When Nunes made the shocking announcement back in March, critics from each side of the aisle were angered. “I have seen intelligence reports that clearly show that the president-elect and his team were, I guess, at least monitored,” the House intelligence chairman said. “It looks to me like it was all legally collected, but it was essentially a lot of information on the president-elect and his transition team and what they were doing.”
In the same day, Rice appeared on PBS and lied about disclosing the names of private citizens to White House officials. She didn’t say that she couldn’t comment or disclose the information, she chose to mislead the public about what the administration was doing.
Unmasking isn’t illegal. In Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance law, the powers in charge are given the ability to monitor American involvement that could lead to foreign threats. From time to time, liberals have argued that the rule could be exploited for political gain, but they apparently have no problem with it being used against Trump.
In fact, the measure is typically reserved for anti-terrorism and espionage investigations. Because of her lie, it really looks like democrats used their power to spy on incoming republicans without real cause. Of course, no one on the committee is upset about this new disclosure. Perhaps that’s because it isn’t the first time Rice has lied to the American people. She’s a known liar.
During the Benghazi terror incident, Rice went on camera and spouted the Ben Rhodes fabricated story about the horrific event. She apparently has no problem with telling untruths to the citizens of the nation she was supposed to be serving. So, what makes her believable now?
The new story is that Rice unmasked these citizens because it came after efforts by United Arab Emirates officials tried to establish a round-about communication channel between Russia and the elect-administration. However, even the most rabid liberals admit that the meeting did not involve Russia.
Michael Flynn, Jared Kushner, and Steve Bannon apparently met with the prince to discuss the new administration’s view of the region and determine the role that the U.S. could take to support peace.
So, Obama and his sycophants did spy on Americans. They used a power granted to officials, without oversight, to see if they could fabricate a scandal involving fake collusion between Trump and Russia. it seems they did a fairly good job. Susan Rice is a proven liar. How can the American people trust anything that was done during the former administration? And why aren’t more congressmen angry about this?
Trey Gowdy said, “nothing that came up in her interview that led me to conclude’ she had improperly unmasked the Trump officials or leaked their names to the press.”
President Trump accused Rice of breaking the law, but sadly, that appears untrue. Because of the level of corruption in Washington, there’s really no way to know whether or not the Obama administration actually committed illegal activity. However, this new revelation does cast doubt on their intentions and proves that Susan Rice cannot be trusted–although she still retains her security clearance.
It also demonstrates the utter disregard for honor and decency that permeates the capitol and that was rampant under the Obama regime.