September 13, 2017

ALL COMEDY IS CONSERVATIVE:

Exclusive: Rice told House investigators why she unmasked senior Trump officials (Manu Raju, September 13, 2017, CNN)

The Obama administration felt misled by the United Arab Emirates, which had failed to mention that Zayed was coming to the United States even though it's customary for foreign dignitaries to notify the US government about their travels, according to several sources familiar with the matter. Rice, who served as then-President Obama's national security adviser in his second term, told the House Intelligence Committee last week that she requested the names of the Americans mentioned in the classified report be revealed internally, a practice officials in both parties say is common.

Rice's previously undisclosed revelation in a classified setting shines new light on a practice that had come under sharp criticism from the committee chairman, California Rep. Devin Nunes, and President Donald Trump, who previously accused Rice of committing a crime.

But her explanation appears to have satisfied some influential Republicans on the committee, undercutting both Nunes and Trump and raising new questions about whether any Trump associates tried to arrange back-channel discussions with the Russians.

The hilarious part of this attack has always been that the accusation by the Trumpbots--that the Obama Administration acquired damaging information about Donald and company by requesting the identity of those dealing with foreign agents--indicts the unmasked.

Posted by at September 13, 2017 6:50 PM

  

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