Breaking: Susan Rice Obama's National Security Adviser reavealed as source behind leaks on Trump

Breaking: Report: Susan Rice responsible for unmasking intercepts of Trump associates

Susan Rice, former President Obama’s national security adviser — who is infamously known for her role in misleading the American people about the nature of the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya — is in the middle of another national controversy.

Rice is responsible for unmasking the identities of multiple Trump presidential campaign and transition team officials caught up in intelligence data gathered by U.S. agencies, according to Eli Lake of Bloomberg, citing unnamed U.S. officials.

Her efforts may draw parallels to former President Nixon’s efforts to spy on his political opponents. Following Nixon’s resignation, the intelligence community was reformed via the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, with the hopes of imposing accountability measures for federal officials that spy on political opponents.

Rice reportedly asked to unmask the identities of people affiliated with the Trump campaign and transition “on dozens of occasions,” according to the Bloomberg report.

In late March, Rice said publicly that she knew “nothing” of President Trump’s claims that he was wiretapped. “Nothing of the sort occurred,” Rice said on PBS “NewsHour” in her first interview since leaving her White House job.

Susan Rice continually misled Americans about the 2012 Benghazi attacks that resulted in the deaths of four Americans. Appearing on national television several times, Rice said the attack began “spontaneously” as a response to a YouTube video.

However, the Obama administration knew almost immediately that the Benghazi assault was a pre-planned terrorist attack by a jihadi outfit.


  • Here are the facts , Susan rice said a few months back that she knew nothing of the "wiretaps on Trump " but its been revealed that she is the one who pushed for the names of Trump associates to be revealed and Her boss Obama spread the information within the Government in the Obama administration attempt to undermine the incoming President.
  • Remember when Susan Rice said she knew nothing of the Trump 'unmasking'?

    Former national security adviser Susan Rice said last month she knew nothing about reports that the intelligence community incidentally collected information on Donald Trump's transition team following the Nov. 8 election.

    "I know nothing about this," Rice stated flatly in her PBS Newshour interview. "I was surprised to see reports from Chairman Nunes on that count today."

    Rice added, "So, today, I really don't know to what Chairman Nunes was referring, but he said that whatever he was referring to was a legal, lawful surveillance, and that it was potentially incidental collection on American citizens."

    The former national security adviser went on to criticize the president's highly contested claim that former President Obama had Trump Tower's "wires tapped" during the 2016 election.

    However, the Bloomberg report published Monday casts doubt on her flat denial that she knew anything about the intelligence activities surrounding Trump and his people.

    "The pattern of Rice's requests was discovered in a National Security Council review of the government's policy on 'unmasking' the identities of individuals in the U.S. who are not targets of electronic eavesdropping, but whose communications are collected incidentally," the report read, citing multiple anonymous officials.

    The person who discovered that Rice had made several "unmasking" requests was reportedly Ezra Cohen-Watnick, who was brought into the Trump administration by retired Gen. Michael Flynn. Flynn resigned just a few weeks into his term as national security advisor after it was revealed he had misrepresented his previous communications with Russian officials to Vice President Mike Pence.
  • The libetarts in this forum are all quiet for once. This is the same women who denied having any knowledge about the leaks. It also shows how your man Barrack Hussein Obama tried to sabotage the Trump administration in his last days in office. Little by little the truth is coming out and little by little the American people is seeing the liberals for what they truly are.
  • Trump wasn't kidding when he said he was wire tapped by Obama.

    Read up girls!

    President Trump and his aides have been doing all they can to divert attention from the mounds of evidence linking him or his campaign aides to Russian intelligence, but the latest distraction—the Susan Rice “unmasking”—ranks among the most desperate. Yet because the issues it raises are so obscure and confusing, it might also prove among the most effective. So let us wade into the muck.

    Here are the facts, as we now know them. Sometime after the 2016 election, Susan Rice, President Obama’s national security adviser, obtained transcripts of telephone conversations in which Russian officials were discussing members of Trump’s transition team. It is unclear, from the news accounts, whether the Russians were talking with these team members or simply talking about them. Either way, under strictly observed law, the National Security Agency, which intercepted those phone calls, is required to redact the names of all American citizens or residents who happen to take part, or be mentioned, in such conversations—and, instead, to identify them as “U.S. Person 1,” “U.S. Person 2,” and so forth. As a result, the names of Trump associates in the Russian phone calls were “masked” in the transcript.

    The charge is that Rice asked the NSA to unmask the names. According to Eli Lake, in Bloomberg News, this is the big revelation that Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, learned during his secret visit to the White House on March 21 and described in vague terms to reporters the following day. Nunes and some other Republicans say this supports Trump’s claim that the Obama White House had Trump’s team under surveillance.

    Further outrage comes from the editorial page of Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal, which describes Rice’s request for the uncensored names as “highly unusual—and troubling” and says of Nunes’ allegation, “Now we know he is onto something.” In fact, however, Rice’s request was not at all unusual or troubling. Nor does the whole business lend the slightest support to the (thoroughly rejected) notion that the Obama White House was spying on Trump’s team.

    I asked retired Lt. Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency, whether it’s unlawful or even unusual for someone in Rice’s position to ask the NSA to unmask the names of Americans caught up in intercepts. He replied, in an email, “Absolutely lawful. Even somewhat routine.”

    He added, “The request to unmask would not be automatically granted. NSA would adjudicate that, although I’m certain a request from the national security adviser would carry great weight.”

    Hayden also said, “There are very plausible, legitimate reasons why she would request such information.” Though he didn’t elaborate on what those reasons might have been, the pertinent regulations specify that unmasking might be requested, and allowed, if the names in question are pertinent to foreign intelligence. When Rice made her request, there were ongoing investigations of Russia’s involvement in the election, of the role Trump advisers might have played in this involvement, and of efforts by some of these advisers to undermine U.S. foreign policy, specifically on sanctions toward Russia.

    It’s worth noting that we don’t know—or at least no news story about the incident has reported—whether the NSA granted Rice’s request and gave her the unmasked names. Even if she did, Hayden emphasized in his email, “the identities would be unmasked only for her”—and not for any other official who received the transcript.

    “To summarize,” Hayden wrote in his email, “on its face, not even close to a smoking gun.”

    It’s hardly out of the ordinary for a White House official like Rice, with high security clearances, to request unmasking. In Tuesday’s Washington Post, Glenn Kessler quotes Michael Doran, a former NSC aide under President George W. Bush, as saying, “I did it a couple of times.”

    Another former NSC official, who asked not to be named, told me, “There is a well-established, well-used process for requesting that such information be revealed. You have to have a reason beyond simple curiosity that is tied to some legitimate national-security or law-enforcement purpose.” The intelligence agencies, the ex-official added by email, “take this requirement VERY seriously.” Though this ex-official knows nothing about the situation with Rice, he said that, since she was doing transition work with Trump’s team at the time, it would have been “highly relevant to know whether these people were talking with the Russian government as well.”

    For all the drama about these charges (“Susan Rice Unmasked,” blares the Journal editorial), no one has alleged she’s guilty of violating any rules. Lake’s article in Bloomberg News conceded, “Rice’s unmasking requests were likely within the law.” The Journal allowed, “The surveillance was legally authorized.”

    Hayden allowed that “appropriate officials” might want to investigate precisely why Rice asked for the names or whether she shared the information she received (if she ever actually received it). But even these matters are irrelevant to the real question at hand: whether Team Trump colluded with senior Russian officials to tilt the election. The Rice story is not even relevant to what Trump has tried to depict as the real question: whether Obama was spying on Trump Tower.

    -Fred Kaplan
  • That one single post I have explains all the BS Pawnstar posted on this thread.

    Why is the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee having "secret meetings" at the White House?

    Oh, and there you have it. The Trump Tower was not wired, the information was collected through "obtained transcripts of telephone conversations in which Russian officials were discussing members of Trump’s transition team."

    Russians were tapped, not Trump and his monkeys :)
  • @Ina Chok, sorry but the story was broken by investigative journalist who is a member of the mainstream media. Lol.

    Here is the real question why was the Obama administration spying on American citizens? What good are laws I.e US laws that prohibits this? Ever heard about McCarthyism? Lol. If not STFU.

    3 things do take from this are.

    1. The Obama administration spied on private American citizens within the US.

    2. The Obama administration spread the classified information to all level of the government in its last days in office.

    3. The obama administration did this knowingly to undermine a incoming new administration. Some would call it treason.

    Lets not forget that A democrat member of the senate intelligence committee said two days ago that they have no definite proof of Russian connection to the Trump administration. lol.

    All this are part of the Obama administration effort to stop the Trump administration from dismantling his legacy. Don't forget its been 8 (eight) months and still to proof that Russian interfere in the election that we all saw the democrats favorite nominee lost to a republican candidate that the media polls and media pundit said couldn't win.
  • Trump tower was not tapped but his team was watched by the Obama administration intelligence apparatus. And yes she received the Intel because all the logs in the Whitehouse computer had her signing in and requesting those
  • Grettings to all.

    Probably they were all spying on each others...

    Free counters!
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  • Ridiculous, Obama was the one who had the FBI and CIA spy on a American presidential candidate.
  • I guess you're one of the few who believe what Trump says about the mainstream media being corrupt and reporting things against him. Well, it is only a matter of time till Dan Rather (Who was instrumental with the Watergate investigations) and his fellow investigative journalist expose the truth about Trump. As for which piece of news you choose to believe and read, that is up to you. In the meantime, try spreading your Trump propaganda on right wing social networks and not on a "MICRONESIAN" based network. We care more about what happens in Micronesia, not what democrats and republicans sell to the media.

    Bye! :)
  • SORRY but its quite appearant that the media is biased. Reports and polls show that most Americans think the media is biased. Lets not forget that the big time news outlet like ABC, NBC, MSNBC and CNN all made contributions to the DNC and the Hillary campaign and tried their best to get her elected. 96% of the media is controlled by the liberals and their friends.

    On another story that broke this morning.

    Intelligence Community ‘Stonewalling’ Investigation Into Obama Adminstration leaks

    One House Intelligence committee source complained, “Our requests are simply not being answered. The agencies are not really helping at all and there is truly a massive web for us to try and wade through.”

    A Senate Intelligence Committee source echoed, “Any information that will help find the wide extent on the unmasking and surveillance is purposely not being provided.”

    The FBI’s chief, James Comey, and the NSA chief, Mike Rogers, both served under Barack Obama. They declined to appear at a private closed door House Intelligence Committee briefing in March after they gave public testimony to the committee regarding Russian meddling in the presidential election as well as the alleged mishandling of intelligence regarding President Trump and his associates.

    On Wednesday, The New York Times reported that when President Trump was asked whether former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice had committed a crime, he responded, “Do I think? Yes, I think.” He added, "I think it's going to be the biggest story ... It's such an important story for our country and the world. It is one of the big stories of our time."

    One NSA source told Fox News:

    A lot of us are upset. We believe this group of people were using national assets for politics and misappropriating them. Don’t forget as the national security advisor, Susan Rice is supposed to ingest and digest. Despite what you are hearing, it is not normal to investigate especially in the broad manner that was being done. She [was] a White House staffer, not a member of an intelligence agency.
  • @Ina Chok
    Let's start with the fact that three of the four current Sunday shows are hosted by former-Democrat operatives.

    CNN's Jake Tapper

    Before hosting Sunday's "State of the Union" and "The Lead" on weekdays, Tapper worked as a Campaign Press Secretary for a Democrat congresswoman. He also worked for a gun control advocacy group.

    Oh, and the Congresswoman Tapper worked for is no less than Chelsea Clinton's mother-in-law, which helps to explain a lot.

    NBC's Chuck Todd

    Before hosting Sunday's "Meet the Press" and "Meet the Press Daily" on weekdays, Todd worked for hard-left presidential candidate Tom Harkin.

    Todd is also married to a Democrat party strategist.

    ABC's George Stephanopoulos

    Before hosting Sunday's "This Week" and "Good Morning America" on weekdays, Stephanopoulos was a high-level operative for President Bill Clinton.

    CNN's Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto

    Former Obama appointee in foreign affairs, Sciutto is a former colleague of Susan Rice's. Without knowing all of the facts and using sources identified as "people close to Rice," Sciutto has absolved her of all wrongdoing.

    ABC News Correspondent Gloria Riviera

    Married to former-Obama appointee Jim Sciutto.

    Former-ABC News Executive Producer (2008-2011) Ian Cameron

    Married Barry Obama's right-hand-woman and National Security Adviser Susan Rice in 1992.

    CBS President David Rhodes

    Brother of Obama Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes.

    ABC News Reporter Claire Shipman

    Wife of Obama's White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.

    Former-ABC News and Univision Reporter Matthew Jaffe

    Married to Obama's Deputy Press Secretary Katie Hogan.

    ABC President Ben Sherwood

    Brother of Obama Special Adviser Elizabeth Sherwood.

    CNN Vice President and Washington Deputy Bureau Chief Virginia Moseley

    Married to Hillary Clinton Deputy Secretary Tom Nides.

    CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo

    Brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

    NPR Reporter Ari Shapiro

    Same-sex-married to Michael Gottlieb, who worked as a lawyer in the Obama White House.

    Washington Post reporter Sari Horowitz

    Married to William Schultz, general counsel for Obama's Department of Health and Human Services.

    NBC News Senior Political Editor Mark Murray

    Married to Sasha Johnson, Obama appointee at the FAA

    PBS's Bill Moyers

    Former White House Press Secretary for Lyndon Johnson.

    Former-Politico/Bloomberg Reporter Jonathan Allen

    Worked for Democrat Congresswoman and former-DNC head Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

    In the most recent presidential election, 96% of media donations went to Hillary Clinton.

    Just ask Eli Lake, the Bloomberg News reporter who broke open the Susan Rice spying scandal. Once a member-in-good-standing with the national media, his inconvenient reporting is currently either being ignored or outright smeared as "false" 24/7 by CNN.

    Like an immune system would a virus, the mainstream media has set itself up as an organism designed to eliminate and expel right-of-center thought and ideas. You're either on the team, you either say the correct things, express the correct ideas and stay on the Narrative Plantation, or you will be slandered as a racist/liar/lunatic.

    This close-minded and provincial approach chases away diversity of thought, which is the whole idea.
  • Liberals always ignore the facts when its against their point of views. Oh and the dude that broke the Susan rice story is a employee or Bloomberg and one of the media controlled by the left and now the left is attacking him and trying to discredit him. Lol
  • He said "I guess you're one of the few who believe what Trump says about the mainstream media being corrupt and reporting things against him. "

    62% of Americans is few according to liberals. LMFAO!

    Poll: Majority of Americans believe the media favors one political party, is ‘often inaccurate’

    A majority of Americans believe the news media favors one political party, according to a new Gallup poll.

    According to the poll, 62 percent of Americans believe that the media favors one party over the other, while only 27 percent believe it favors neither party.

    Gallup asked respondents, who said that the media favors a party, which party it favors: 64 percent said the media favors Democrats, and 22 percent said it favors Republicans.
  • Thanks for bringing that up Rasta, I was going to but I forgot. Liberals can't comprehend the fact that they are out of touch with reality. They still can't come to conclusion that they lost the November election.

    Six in 10 in US See Partisan Bias in News Media

    *62% say news media favors one political party over the other

    *More believe media favors Democrats than Republicans

    *Clear majority of Americans say media is "often inaccurate"
  • Oh, you're still talking about US up in here?,
  • ^ clearly you don't know when you lost a debate Ina Chok. Look at what happened to Nesian691, Sarem Chuuk, Factsmatter, and the rest of the liberals who tried debating with Pawnstar. They have all ran out and are crying in their safe space. Your few believers turn out to be 62%.
  • Debate what? I'm not here to debate anything. Nor am I a liberal. What you choose to believe, which reports you choose or news outlets you watch is simply your choice. You can believe all you want Rasta....but it ain't like what you're posting will change the mind of others. I couldn't care less about the names you mentioned. I do not align myself with them. But for the sake of posting, here's something from the news itself. The choice of reading and believing is yours to make.

    Dan Rather
    April 5 at 11:49pm ·

    A flurry of unfounded allegations clutter our news feeds. Susan Rice. Wiretapping of the Trump team by President Obama. The latest Fox News induced Twitter rant.
    The smoke machine is turned on. There's a trained monkey dancing in the corner. The magician is buckling his cufflinks. The misdirection meter is turned up full. We cannot let ourselves be distracted.
    It is baseball season so perhaps the age-old admonition of youth coaches across the country is warranted. "Keep your eyes on the ball."
    We know that Russia - led by a former KGB agent - actively worked to undermine our election. We know that there are serious investigations into collision between Trump associates and Russian operatives. That is the story. Everything else is just noise and dust until proven otherwise.

  • Sorry Ina Chok but the US constitution forbid the President from spying on American citizens. By your logic you say we should ignore the law set forth by the constitution which is the supreme law of the land?

    And no dear, it was revealed a few days ago that the Obama administration spied on Trump and his team. And you are a liberal even if you don't admit it. The story of the Obama administration spying on Trump was broken by a journalist from Bloomberg a liberal controlled outlet. After 8 and a half months of investigation and still no evidence of trump Russian connection. Also to add to the point a democratic member of the senate intelligence arms committee said a few days ago that they have no "definite proof " of Russian connection to Trump. Back at ya.
  • I'll believe you the day you have credibility such as that of Dan Rather. Liberal or Not. Enjoy the forum, I'll head back to Micronesian Affairs and leave you to what you do best.
  • So your opinions are not your own but that of another? Dan Rather? Sheep's have no personal opinions and only open their mouths to be spoon fed by others, that opinion which they speak is not theirs but that of others....i.e Dan Rather. You are incapable of forming your own opinion Ina Chok. That's what we call a Sheeple, those who follow. Lol
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