Susan Rice: I Didn’t Do Anything ‘Untoward’ With Intelligence [VIDEO]
If getting people killed were a resume-builder, former National Security Adviser under Obama, Susan Rice finds herself at the top of the stack.
And in defending her most recent action of unmasking citizens, thus violating national security, Rice again excels.
Sunday, while interviewing with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, Susan Rice discussed the controversy over the unmasking of Trump campaign personnel. During the interview, Rice commented that she didn’t do anything “untoward” with intelligence on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Partial transcript as follows:
ZAKARIA: One of the elements of fallout from Russia’s attempt to influence the American election was that there was a certain amount of intelligence work being done on Russia. Our intelligence agencies were listening to what Russian government officials or Russian intelligence officials were saying. Donald Trump has accused you of trying to unmask the Americans on the other end of those conversations in an attempt to implicate the Trump campaign or people associated with Trump in some kind of collusion with Russia. What is your reaction to that? It’s an extraordinary charge by the President of the United States.
RICE: Well Fareed, it’s absolutely false. I’ve addressed this previously. I think now we’ve had subsequently members of Congress on the intelligence committees on both sides of the aisle take a look at the information that apparently was the basis for Chairman Nunes’ concern and say publicly that they didn’t see anything that was unusual or untoward. I did my job, which was to protect the American people, and I did it faithfully and with― to the best of my ability, and never did I do anything that was untoward with respect to the intelligence I received.
Why choose such an archaic word?
I had to look it up on Dictionary.com.
1. unfavorable or unfortunate:
Untoward circumstances forced him into bankruptcy.
untoward social behavior.
3. Archaic. froward; perverse.
Why didn’t she just say that she didn’t do anything wrong?
Normally, I wouldn’t really care. But with Leftists, they are really good at parsing words. I know many in America would like to see people from the Obama administration pay for their sins.