aside Now The President Is Accusing Susan Rice Of A Crime

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Here we go again. The republican President Donald Trump is now accusing the former President Barack Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice of having committed a crime for having unmasked US citizens captured on surveillance operations of foreign officials. For clarification, what Susan Rice did was part of her job description and is perfectly legal. And if the American subject happened to have been the recently resigned, NSA General Mike Flynn, then she would have been derelict in her duties to not have uncovered his participation.

Image result for photos of barack obama and susan riceOn 4/5/17, Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman of the New York Times penned the following article, Trump Suggests Rice Committed Crime, Citing No Evidence.”

“President Trump said on Wednesday (4/5/17) that he thought that the former national security adviser Susan E. Rice may have committed a crime by seeking the identities of Trump associates who were mentioned on intercepted communications and that other Obama administration officials may also have been involved.”

“I think it’s going to be the biggest story,” Mr. Trump said in an interview in the Oval Office, declining repeated requests for evidence for his allegations or the names of other Obama administration officials. “It’s such an important story for our country and the world. It is one of the big stories of our time.”

Image result for photos of trump in white house“He declined to say if he had personally reviewed new intelligence to bolster his claim but pledged to explain himself “at the right time.”

“When asked if Ms. Rice, who has denied leaking the names of Trump associates under surveillance by United States intelligence agencies, had committed a crime, the president said, “Do I think? Yes, I think.”

“Ms. Rice has denied any impropriety. In an interview on Tuesday with MSNBC, she said: “The allegation is that somehow the Obama administration officials utilized intelligence for political purposes. That’s absolutely false.”

Related image“Mr. Trump criticized media outlets, including The New York Times, for failing to adequately cover the Rice controversy — while singling out Fox News and the host Bill O’Reilly for praise, despite reports this week that the veteran conservative commentator settled five lawsuits filed by women claiming sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior. The president then went on to defend Mr. O’Reilly, who has hosted him frequently over the years.”

“During the interview, (he) was surrounded at his desk by a half-dozen of his highest-ranking aides, including the economic adviser Gary Cohn and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, along with VP Mike Pence.”

8 comments

    • Dear Roger,

      You got it..he will do anything to distract from the elephant in the room, his ties to Russia.

      It has gotten to the point that when he says anything, I automatically discount him. Since he is president that could be a problem.

      He should not be able to get away with besmirching someone else’s reputation without proffering some proof.

      Ciao, Gronda

  1. Has anyone else considered that the leaks are actually be orchestrated by his bff Putin? How better to wage war on this nation without firing a single shot than to destroy our political and election process! While we are in a war of words amongst ourselves who is watching the back door? The bad part about that scenario is that like a foolish child, the King is busy stepping in cow patties and unable to figure out where the stench is coming from..

    • Exactly right, we should keep our eyes on the ball! Every accusation that comes out of Trump’s mouth seems like a diversionary tactic. He can tweet with impunity, b/c his main objective is to misdirect attention away from his administration’s actions. Very clever, the media eats it up, and the ppl get caught up fighting amongst themselves. As a businessman, he’s been doing this his whole life.

      • Dear 1EarthUnited,

        He does have the art of distraction down to a science. But it looks like the media and non Trump peoples are no longer buying into this strategy, hook line and sinker. I suspect that the reason DT moved Bannon is because Bannon was the director of the Rep. Devin Nunes fiasco which blew up bigly.

        Ciao, Gronda

    • Dear Crustyolemothman,

      That would be poetic justice, indeed. And it would not be beyond President Putin to resort to such tactics. As to where the stench is coming from, he needs to look closer to home for now.

      Ciao, Gronda

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