Photograph: Susan Rice with her husband Ian Cameron, a top executive at ABC News
The news media’s coverage of allegations that former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser had used intelligence agency information for political ammunition against the GOP’s newly elected president has been lacking in its information about the person at the center of the allegations, Susan Rice.
Ms. Rice became the national security adviser for President Barack Obama after pulling out of her pursuit of being Hillary Clinton’s successor as Secretary of State. She is accused this week of ordering intelligence officials to produce “detailed spreadsheets” involving Donald Trump and his aides during the 2016 presidential race, former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova told Fox News.
“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 noted. He said that the overheard conversations involved no illegal activity by any of the Trump associates or anyone they were speaking with.
“In short, the only apparent illegal activity was the unmasking of the people in the calls,” deGenova said. His comments came as Adam Housley of Fox News stated in his report that Rice had requested the unmasking of Trump transition officials who were under indirect surveillance of foreign officials.
“The true story of the Russia ‘scandal’ is slowly unfolding in front of us and it certainly looks like the educated guesses of Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, and President Trump himself are slowly being proven to be true. The Obama administration used tools of the government, surveillance tools, to actively spy on the Trump campaign and subsequently spread details of their campaign throughout the administration and, likely, to their media crony friends,” said Jay Guy in his commentary.
Guy, who describes himself as a regular American citizen who is tired of the American people losing to the mainstream media and Progressives, also noted, “This political scandal should be bigger than Watergate but at the moment the mainstream media appears to be winning a communications war as it attempts to suck the air out of the room by ignoring the story. It’s your duty to stay informed and independently research as the globalist battle between Truth and Fiction is playing out before our very eyes.”
According to an intelligence expert, who taught a class for police and security officers on the subject of intelligence gathering and analysis at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, Susan Rice has a reputation of being a foul-mouthed “bully” who would lie at the drop of a hat.
“Her lying appears to habitual and stems from the fact she is not a security adviser but rather a political hack who keeps moving up the ladder because she’ll lie and cheat for her Democratic Party masters,” the intelligence official — who requested anonymity — said to the Conservative Base.
Critics of the Obama administration claimed at the time she would not have received sufficient support from the Republican senators and some Democratic lawmakers for the State Department position so she was given a position that required no confirmation hearings in the Senate.
Her much-anticipated closed-door meeting with Republican lawmakers turned out to be a bust for getting the facts behind the alleged Benghazi-consulate cover up by members of the State Department, the CIA and the Defense Department. A law enforcement official claims several members of the Senate and House denounced the meeting as being a waste of time.
Rice met with three Republican senators who have criticized her comments about the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. “I want to say that I’m more troubled today,” Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) said after she and fellow GOP Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) met with Mrs. Rice for an hour on Capitol Hill. The CIA’s Acting Director Michael Morell accompanied Rice to the meeting.
According to her defenders, Rice had based her presentation on inaccurate or doctored intelligence assessments that the military-style assault on the U.S. Consulate and a nearby CIA facility, which killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, appeared to be spontaneous, inspired by protests across the Arab world against an anti-Islam video made in the United States.
But many within the intelligence and military communities claim that within hours of the Benghazi attack it was revealed that the consulate experienced a planned terrorist action complete with heavy firepower including rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs).
Rice’s emphatic statements on the TV news shows stirred up an uproar among Republicans and some Democrats who said the administration was misleading the Americans over the issue and blamed Rice.
“Everyone, particularly the intelligence community, has worked in good faith to provide the best assessment based on the information available,” Rice claimed.
During the attack on the US consulate, Central Intelligence Agency operatives twice asked for permission to help Ambassador Chris Stevens and his staff, and twice were told to ‘stand down’ — while a later request for military backup was denied.