Donald Trump's Thoughts On Susan Rice

Tammy Harvey
April 13, 2017

On Monday, March 20, James Comey revealed that the FBI was investigating ties between Donald Trump's campaign and the Russian government.

For a private US citizen to be "unmasked", or named, in an intelligence report is extremely rare and typically only done if it has some foreign intelligence value. And what Nunes saw shook him to the core.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017. Why would he further jeopardize his own career by conspiring with Susan Rice or anyone else in the White House to improperly unmask members of the Trump transition team when the Obama White House was already treating him as an enemy? And they may also have constituted an unlawful disclosure of classified information. Nunes said all the surveillance he saw was done legally and had nothing to do with his committee's investigation of Russian Federation.

But all this was a small price to pay for bringing the bad truth to the American public: Some members of the Trump transition team were incidentally surveilled when they contacted foreign agents who had already caught the eye of the American spy state. But when private citizens have their communications incidentally collected, their identities are supposed to be masked in intelligence reports, unless there is intelligence value in unmasking them. "Of course they're now classified documents, but a lot of questions have been raised about the role of Susan Rice, that former Obama national security advisor and whether she acted legally in requesting the names of Trump officials who were incidentally collected in these intelligence reports".

Subsequent reports indicated former national security adviser Susan Rice requested the unmasking.

Conservatives were horrified: This wasn't just a way bigger scandal than collusion between a presidential campaign and a hostile foreign government - it was a bigger scandal than the one that took down Nixon! When you look at Susan Rice and what's going on, and so many people are coming up to me and apologizing now, they say "You know, you were right when you said that".

"We will be performing an accounting of all unmasking for political purposes focused on the previous White House administration", a member of the committee told Fox News.

Nunes stunned colleagues on the bipartisan House Intelligence Committee last month when he held a press conference announcing he had seen documents that showed "incidental collection" of information on some members of Trump's campaign team.

"Well one congressional source tells me that "there's absolutely no smoking gun" in these reports as Devin Nunes has suggested", Raju answered, "and in fact this person is saying that the White House should declassify these reports to make it clear that there is nothing alarming in that".

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