by Pamela Williams
No one trusts Susan Rice in Washington, and there are a group of Trump Transition Team Members, along with Senator Lindsey Graham, and Rand Paul requesting a hearing from Rice on the unmasking of Trump and his Transition Team.
Rice has a troubling past as far as her ability to tell the truth. But I have to say Obama’s influence seems to have ruined her. He asks her for the compilation of intelligence on the Trump Team, and she risks her own well being to get it. Judge Napolitano says she had a right to do that as National Security Advisor, but no one had the right to unmask names of American citizens and widely disseminate those names within the network. However, that was Obama’s intention.
But like Dr.Evelyn Farkas said they were trying to spread the names and information all over Capitol Hill. Were they really that uninformed not to know this was a federal crime with a 10 year prison sentence? So as far as I am concerned Rice needs to share a jail cell with Farkas. Obama skipped out to his private island and left this situation to fall on his underlings.
Marcia Blackburn says to remember what Rice said about Bengahzi. Rice went on national TV and told America that the horror of Benghazi occurred due to a video. She had no problem in doing it. None of us will ever forget Benghazi; thus, we cannot accept Rice’s word unless it is proven. In my opinion she must testify under oath. Even then the way these people perjure themselves, it is difficult to believe them even then.
Blackburn said: “And now you can look at this. And she used a double negative, “I didn’t say nothing to nobody. That means she gave something to somebody. And we got three members of the Transition Team, Chris Collins, Lou Barletta and I. We have a letter that is in to Congressman Nunes and Schiff and Senators Warner and Burr and yes we want her to come up here. She needs to say if she unmasked the names of American citizens. If she unmasked the names of members of Congress. She knows this is a crime and she needs to come in. She does not need to be fearful. If she did nothing wrong she need not be fearful.”
I feel at this time, we might be hopeful that Blackburn will get results. She is very angry, and I think Nunes will be subpoena Rice. He could do that if she does not come in. But, remember, in the Clinton investigation, some of them even ignored a subpoena. The whole system is coming unglued, and no one is doing anything about it. But if it were you or me, we would be picked up by law enforcement. It is time they prove to the American people they can take care of their mess in Washington.
As Susan Rice faces growing calls to testify under oath, the former Obama administration official now accused of ordering the unmasking of Trump officials under surveillance is suggesting that she never did so for political purposes, and that it is sometimes “necessary” for investigative purposes.
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, a member of both the Senate Judiciary and Select Committee on Intelligence, suggested in a tweet earlier Tuesday that Rice “needs to testify under oath.”
He included a link to a Wall Street Journal piece “Susan Rice Unmasked,” a report that suggests Rice had sought the name of at least one Trump official in intelligence reports at a time when reports on Russia were reportedly being circulated broadly, according to a former intelligence official.
Responding to the accusation, Rice suggested in an interview on Tuesday that she “absolutely” did not order the unmasking of individuals for political purposes, and suggested that sometimes such a request would be necessary for an investigation.
“The allegation is that somehow Obama administration officials utilized intelligence for political purposes,” Rice told MSNBC, “that is absolutely false.”
Two prominent Republican senators on Tuesday called for Congress to investigate former national security adviser Susan Rice for allegedly “unmasking” Team Trump officials who were “incidentally” caught on surveillance by US spy agencies.
“I’m not going to prejudge here, but I think every American should know whether or not the national security adviser to President Obama was involved in unmasking Trump transition figures for political purposes,” Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) told Fox News. “It should be easy to figure out, and we will.”
He then took a pointed shot at Rice over her much-mocked performance on national TV the Sunday after the attacks on the US compound in Benghazi, Libya, in which she repeatedly — and incorrectly — blamed an anti-Muslim video for what she called a spontaneous protest.
“When it comes to Susan Rice, you need to verify, not trust,” Graham said.
by Pamela Williams