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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Is Rice Going Down

The reporting about Susan Rice's "unmasking" of Trump campaign and transition team members (including Donald Trump himself) is getting much worse for the former National Security Adviser to president Obama (and for Obama himself.)  Here are the first few paragraphs of a report today that details where we are:

Former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice ordered U.S. spy agencies to produce “detailed spreadsheets” of legal phone calls involving Donald Trump and his aides when he was running for president, according to former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova.
“What was produced by the intelligence community at the request of Ms. Rice were detailed spreadsheets of intercepted phone calls with unmasked Trump associates in perfectly legal conversations with individuals,” diGenova told The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group Monday.
“The overheard conversations involved no illegal activity by anybody of the Trump associates, or anyone they were speaking with,” diGenova said. “In short, the only apparent illegal activity was the unmasking of the people in the calls.”

If this report is correct, Rice engaged in clearly illegal conduct and used the US intelligence agencies for political purposes, something barred by law.

There is also no question that if Rice had this process underway at the intelligence agencies starting in Spring of 2016, that president Obama knew all about it.  If he were still in office, it might be enough to impeach him.  And you also can be sure that if Obama and Rice knew what Trump's team was planning, they told the Clinton campaign all about it.

The funny thing about all this is that the Democrats and the media make a big deal about supposed interference by Russian intelligence into our election.  There is still no proof of any collusion or cooperation between the Trump folks and the Russians, even after an investigation that started last July.  What, instead, has been discovered is that it was American intelligence that was interfering in the elections at the direction of the National Security Adviser, Susan Rice (and perhaps president Obama).  The Democrats were the ones who were doing it; not the Republicans.

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