Susan Rice Explains Her Prison Avoidance Plan
Remember when the Left hammered Donald Trump for accusing the Obama administration for wiretapping Trump Tower? The Left hyperventilated. Then, they demanded proof of such accusations and tried to smear Trump as a liar.
Now we learn what we already knew. Susan Rice did in fact unmask Trump officials and now changes her story to avoid prison.
As the Daily Caller reported,
“Susan Rice, the national security adviser under President Obama, explained during an interview with the House Intelligence Committee last week why she unmasked members of the Donald Trump transition team.
CNN reports that Rice told the committee in a closed-door interview that she sought the names of senior Trump officials in order to find out why Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates, decided to visit New York late last year.
Zayed met with retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon on Dec. 15, sources told CNN.”
So Rice has gone from not knowing what people were talking about and calling the claim “ridiculous” to now admitting that she did unmask Trump and surrogates.
Three guesses as to whom this is meeting with Obama?
Rice: The Natural Born Liar
First, Susan lectured the president in a Washington Post article on how these false allegations create “distrust” in the United States saying:
“These false statements from the White House are part of a disturbing pattern of behavior that poses real and potentially profound dangers to U.S. national security.”
However, after House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes revealed that the communications of Donald Trump and his associates may have been swept up in foreign surveillance, Rice was asked if she knew anything about it during an interview with PBS on March 22.
“I know nothing about this,” Rice said. “I was surprised to see reports from Chairman Nunes on that count today.”
Rice hinted that her race and gender were reasons as to why she was being targeted on such bizarre claims.
She told a New York Magazine:
“Let me put it this way,’ she said. ‘I do not leap to the simple explanation that it’s only about race and gender. I’m trying to keep theories to myself until I’m ready to come out with them. It’s not because I don’t have any.”
But she does hint that her race and gender played a role.
Things get even more bizarre, as at one point in the interview, Rice pointed the finger at Jay Carney.
Scribe Michael Tomasky mentions Benghazi, the embassy attack that haunted Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, though not as much as the former secretary of state’s emails, where Rice started becoming a household name.
‘And why me? Why not Jay Carney, for example, who was then our press secretary, who stood up more?’ Rice mused.
Tomasky points out in the piece that Carney isn’t an African-American woman and asks Rice, President Obama’s national security adviser, if she credits that for the ‘disproportionate amount of scrutiny she’s gotten?’
‘I don’t know,’ she replied. ‘I’m not being a smart-ass when I say I’ve given this a lot of thought and I’m trying to understand it better.’
‘All that stuff happened while I was a sitting public servant. I perhaps mistakenly assumed that once I was no longer a sitting public servant, and a private citizen minding my own business and trying to go to my daughter’s soccer games with more regularity, that I would not be of interest to these folks,’ she continued.
‘Um … silly me,’ she added. ‘So this has prompted me to really try and get underneath that question.’
Seriously? As if Jay Carney was the National Security Adviser?
Yes, Rice was indeed being a smart-ass.
Susan changes her story AGAIN adding more confusion after reports surfaced that she in fact was the official who requested unmasking.
“The allegation is that somehow the Obama administration officials utilized intelligence for political purposes, ” Rice said. “That’s absolutely false.”
“There were occasions when I would receive a report in which a U.S. person was referred to, name not provided, just a U.S. person, and sometimes in that context in order to understand the importance of that report, and assess its significance, it was necessary to find out or request the information as to who that U.S. official was.”
I now know why Obama picked Susan Rice to be one of his top advisers. She plays a wonderful idiot, which is why she fit well in Obama’s administration.
The only way this would all make any sense for Rice to justify her actions is that there was a serious National Security risk with Trump officials meeting with Prince Zayed. But there wasn’t. The Prince commented that nothing improper was discussed in the meeting. And as the video above showed, the Prince had met with Obama and many in the Obama administration.
If this was in fact her main concern what was the need for all of the lying? Why did it take her requesting immunity to reveal behind closed doors that she had unmasked Trump officials? We know the answers to these rhetorical questions for sure.
Ironic that Rice mentioned, “distrust in the United States.” People like her manufacture distrust.