More information has come out about the leaking of reports in which Susan Rice is alleged to have unmasked names of the Trump team.
And it doesn’t look good for her, because the NSC has logs of every time she looked at the information.
From Washington Examiner:
The National Security Council has uncovered computer logs that detail the instances former national security adviser Susan Rice requested and viewed records that included President Trump and his campaign staffers’ names in intelligence reports from July through January, according to a report published Monday.
From Daily Caller:
Former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice ordered U.S. spy agencies to produce “detailed spreadsheets” of legal phone calls involving Donald Trump and his aides when he was running for president, according to former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova.
“What was produced by the intelligence community at the request of Ms. Rice were detailed spreadsheets of intercepted phone calls with unmasked Trump associates in perfectly legal conversations with individuals,” diGenova told The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group Monday.
Michael Doran, the former NSC senior director, told The Daily Caller, “was a stream of information that was supposed to be hermetically sealed from politics” but that somehow the Obama administration “found a way to blow a hole in that wall.”
Doran charged that potential serious crimes were undertaken because “this is a leaking of signal intelligence.”
“That’s a felony,” he said, “And you can get 10 years for that. It is a tremendous abuse of the system. We’re not supposed to be monitoring American citizens. Bigger than the crime, is the breach of public trust.”
Col. (Ret.) James Waurishuk, who is an NSC veteran and former deputy director for intelligence at the U.S. Central Command was upset with how intelligence had apparently been used for political reasons.
Waurishuk said he was most dismayed that “this is now using national intelligence assets and capabilities to spy on the elected, yet-to-be-seated president.”
“We’re looking at a potential constitutional crisis from the standpoint that we used an extremely strong capability that’s supposed to be used to safeguard and protect the country,” he said. “And we used it for political purposes by a sitting president. That takes on a new precedent.”
The log evidence is bad enough because they show a pattern of behavior, but if the spreadsheet report is correct, Rice could find herself under arrest.
From Fox News:
The intelligence reports at the center of the Susan Rice unmasking controversy were detailed, and almost resembled a private investigator’s file, according to a Republican congressman familiar with the documents.
“This is information about their everyday lives,” Rep. Peter King of New York, a member of the House Intelligence committee said. “Sort of like in a divorce case where lawyers are hired, investigators are hired just to find out what the other person is doing from morning until night and then you try to piece it together later on.”
It was on March 22, that Susan Rice denied knowing anything about any collection of information on the Trump team. But then in an interview with Andrea Mitchell, in response to questions about the Trump team, she spoke about the process of unmasking names in reports.
Rice told NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell that the reports were requested by the Obama administration, which announced a probe into the Russian election hacking in early December. Two months earlier in October, before the election, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Homeland Security Department put out a joint statement about Moscow’s interference.
Fox News said reports have indicated that the Trump team was under surveillance for at least a year and have suggested that it had nothing to do with Russia or national security.
What do you think?