Democrats are going to have difficulty trying to explain Susan Rice’s actions involving intelligence on the Trump team.
They apparently wouldn’t be able to argue it didn’t happen.
Because the NSC has logs of 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.
Hence, the reason now that some are trying to justify her actions as ‘normal’ despite the fact that she denied even knowing about any of it.
Yup, perfectly normal for her/Obama administration to be unmasking names and spying on Trump and even his family members for at least a year.
But there is more, and if this report is true, she is in deep trouble.
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.
Where was the warrant?
Michael Doran, former NSC senior director, said there “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 told TheDCNF. “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 logs are bad enough if they show a pattern of behavior over the course of a year, but if the spreadsheet report is correct, she may indeed be finally cooked.
Sounds like the smoking gun…