Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice is a known liar, and as the past few months have played out we’ve seen one lie after another slowly reveal itself. After it was revealed Wednesday that she did unmask the names of top Trump officials, President Trump put her on blast during an interview with reporters Thursday, The Hill reports:
“She’s not supposed to be doing that, and what she did was wrong.”
“We’ve been saying that. It’s just the tip of the iceberg. She wasn’t supposed to be doing that — the unmasking and the surveillance. I heard she admitted that yesterday.”
Rice, along with other top Obama officials, was accused of improperly unmasking American citizens tied to the Trump team during the 2016 election. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) broke that news earlier this year.
In case you missed it, here is a breakdown of what unmasking is: Federal agencies like the NSA collect information on foreign subjects of interest but are not allowed to collect information on Americans. American citizens are “masked” in intelligence reports to protect their identities. Americans can occasionally be “unmasked” by top officials, but only in rare cases. Nunes was concerned members of the Obama admin were only doing it to spy on the Trump team.
When she was first accused, Rice denied knowing anything about it (remember folks, this is the same person who could stare into a camera and say Benghazi was caused by a YouTube video):
“I know nothing about this. I was surprised to see reports from Chairman Nunes on that count today.”
Now she’s singing a different tune, admitting to House investigators that she unmasked the identities of Michael Flynn, Stephen Bannon, and Jared Kushner and revealed them internally. She said she did it because United Arab Emirates crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyen visited New York City without informing the Obama administration, and she wanted to know why.
Honestly who can believe anything this person says. Thank God Hillary lost or else none of these things would ever have come to light. And thank God we have a president who is willing to call her out LOUD AND CLEAR.