Washington Free Beacon -- Susan Rice, former President Barack Obama's national security adviser, reportedly requested on several occasions the identities of "masked" U.S. persons in intelligence reports linked to President Trump's transition and campaign. The revelation contradicts Rice's past comments on March 22, when she claimed she knew "nothing" about the intelligence reports.
White House lawyers discovered Rice's dozens of requests last month, during a National Security Council review of the "government's policy on ‘unmasking' the identities of individuals in the U.S. who are not targets of electronic eavesdropping, but whose communications are collected incidentally," Eli Lake of Bloomberg reported Monday, citing U.S. officials.
But Rice, who Newsweek once called Obama's "right-hand woman," denied during a PBS interview last month having any knowledge of the intelligence community's alleged incidental surveillance of Trump's transition team.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, asserted in March that he had seen evidence that some of the Trump transition team's communications with foreign actors were surveilled by the Obama administration.
"What I've read seems to be some level of surveillance activity, perhaps legal, but I don't know that it's right and I don't know if the American people would be comfortable with what I've read," Nunes said.
On "PBS News Hour" on March 22, Judy Woodruff asked Rice about Nunes' claims.
"I know nothing about this," Rice responded at the time. "I was surprised to see reports from Chairman Nunes on that count today." Continue reading > >
Blog Author's Comments: So I guess now that she’s on record, Rice can’t use that excuse that it was just the “normal course of process.” This juxtaposed against her name being on the records requests. Didn’t she learn anything from being caught lying about Benghazi? Obviously not, and what else would anyone expect from her and her leader Obama? I also believe that the PBS News Hour and the network are worthless. They like the rest of the ‘Drive-By’ media are solidly in the corner of the Democratic Party. I have never in my lifetime seen an entire industry eating itself alive and since the story broke many will not even report on it, this is a non-story to the left.
I haven't heard a peep out Obama. It appears that the MSM is keeping the heat off of him. Susan Rice only does what she is told to do. And most of us know who told her to do what she has done. The power of Obama and her position gave her confidence that she could do whatever she wanted as long as Congress was neutered and Obama controlled the DOJ, the FBI, the CIA, the NSA and the media. There were no worries for her from Valerie Jarrett. Just like the Clintons, when questions surface there are fake investigations and then nothing is ever found. And Susan Rice continues to follow the same pattern, lie all you want, no consequences. Hopefully those days are over with President Trump now in the White House, and those who are guilty will be found out and finally feel the result of their actions.
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Fox News, The Daily Mail and Bloomberg News are all reporting the unmaking requests of collected surveillance activity was made by President Obama’s former National Security Adviser Susan Rice.
However, it remains unclear if Rice just made the unmasking requests, or if she herself did the unmasking. Additionally, reporting by all three media outlets claims the surveillance of the Trump campaign encompassed more than a year.
Multiple sources tell Fox News that Susan Rice, former national security adviser under then-President Barack Obama, requested to unmask the names of Trump transition officials caught up in surveillance.
The unmasked names, of people associated with Donald Trump, were then sent to all those at the National Security Council, some at the Defense Department, then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and then-CIA Director John Brennan – essentially, the officials at the top, including former Rice deputy Ben Rhodes.