Regan Pifer asks if you know who unmasked Trump’s names from the intelligence reports? White House lawyers have found out!
Remember Susan Rice, the former UN ambassador who lied about Benghazi and then received promotion by President Barack Obama? She is now an NSA adviser and we’re quickly realizing old habits die hard.
According to The Right Scoop:
Eli Lake is reporting that several sources are telling him that the White House lawyers uncovered that it was Susan Rice who had Trump’s names unmasked in the intelligence reports:
BLOOMBERG – White House lawyers last month discovered that the former national security adviser Susan Rice requested the identities of U.S. persons in raw intelligence reports on dozens of occasions that connect to the Donald Trump transition and campaign, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter.
The pattern of Rice’s requests was discovered in 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. Normally those names are redacted from summaries of monitored conversations and appear in reports as something like “U.S. Person One.”
…In February Cohen-Watnick discovered Rice’s multiple requests to unmask U.S. persons in intelligence reports that related to Trump transition activities. He brought this to the attention of the White House General Counsel’s office, who reviewed more of Rice’s requests and instructed him to end his own research into the unmasking policy.
The intelligence reports were summaries of monitored conversations — primarily between foreign officials discussing the Trump transition, but also in some cases direct contact between members of the Trump team and monitored foreign officials. One U.S. official familiar with the reports said they contained valuable political information on the Trump transition such as whom the Trump team was meeting, the views of Trump associates on foreign policy matters and plans for the incoming administration.
What a bombshell report. Barack Obama’s former National Security Adviser was behind the unmasking of American citizens in surveillance sweeps. Just let that sink in…
Susan Rice has changed dramatically in the past several years. She went from covering up scandal to creating chaos.
I guess people can change after all.