She denied that it happened but reportedly Susan Rice spied for the Obama/Clinton machine.
Eli Lake at Bloomberg reports that former national security advisor Susan Rice spied on associates of Donald Trump. She did this by asking that the names of Americans caught in “raw intelligence reports” be unmasked and revealed to her. Lake writes,
White House lawyers last month learned 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.”
Basically, Rice used our constant foreign spying to eavesdrop on Trump’s team and to do so for political purposes. According to Lake,
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.
It was true all along. Susan Rice spied on Trump as an agent of the Obama/Hillary faction. She used national security resources to pursue anti-Trump, DNC objectives. It was all probably legal because everything is legal in this area.
As you meditate on the meaning of this news, here are some facts you should not leave out of your analysis:
Susan Rice is a self-righteous hypocrite and a liar that the media uncritically presents as a reliable source of truth.
Here is Susan Rice on PBS being interviewed about the explosive allegations made by House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes.
So Susan Rice says that she doesn’t know what Nunes is talking about when she knows full well he is talking about her. She is lying through her teeth in an interview where she also accuses Donald Trump of constantly lying!
I don’t know much about body language but I found this analysis fascinating:
If this story is true, Rice is a complete sociopath. She is on a campaign of lying to cover her own sins while accusing her target of being dishonest. And who is Rice? She’s a typical member of the DNC faction that believes they deserve to rule this nation (and ultimately the world). Let that sink in.
This story was broken by “fake news.”
Mike Cernovich was recently attacked on 60 Minutes for creating fake news. Among his sins was the initial reporting on Hillary Clinton’s health problems. (I’ll include an interview with Cernovich at the bottom of this post.) The report is bogus, but here’s another problem with it: Mike Cernovich broke the story that Susan Rice spied on Trump. Eli Lake published his report several hours later without mentioning Cernovich. I can’t prove it but I suspect Lake only published because Cernovich forced his hand.
If you want breaking news that is truthful, read Cernovich first and be suspicious of 60 minutes.
Trump told the truth when he said he was wiretapped.
According to Lake,
Rice’s requests to unmask the names of Trump transition officials does not vindicate Trump’s own tweets from March 4 in which he accused Obama of illegally tapping Trump Tower. There remains no evidence to support that claim.
If anyone was in Trump Tower when their call was intercepted, then he is totally vindicated—unless maybe there are no laws prohibiting this abuse of power. Other than that, Trump was undoubtedly telling the truth. Polecat News explains:
Not for a second did I imagine Trump meant an actual physical phone tap — you know, like you’d see Mike Connors do on “Mannix.” Welcome to the 21st Century, pedants!
Anyway, if we’re going to obsess over definitions, this is an excerpt from a 2010 MIT book called “Privacy On The Line,” which clearly shows that the word “wiretap” fits the exact definition we are talking about:
“Wiretapping is the traditional term for interception of telephone conversations. This should not be taken too literally. The word is no longer restricted to communications traveling by wire, and contemporary wiretaps are more commonly placed on radio links [ed. cell phones] or inside telephone offices. The meaning has also broadened in that the thing being tapped need no longer be a telephone call in the classic sense; it may be some other form of electronic communication, such as a fax or data.
Compared with the more precise but more general phrase ‘communications interception,’ the word ‘wiretapping’ has two connotations. Much the strong of these is that a wiretap is aimed at a particular target, in sharp contrast to the ‘vacuum cleaner’ interception widely practiced by national intelligence agencies. The weaker connotation is that it is being done by the police.” [ed. Big hat tip to Stuart Dean]
And that is precisely what the Obama administration did.
More specifically, that is precisely what Susan Rice did. She aimed the NSA surveillance at Trump’s associates for partisan political purposes.