Thursday, April 6, 2017

President Trump: Susan Rice committed a crime in ‘unmasking’ his aides

Via Billy

Former National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice said the suggestion that she unmasked members of the Trump campaign or transition team for political purposes was "absolutely false," and she described her activities as routine. (Associated Press/File)

President Trump took aim Wednesday at Susan E. Rice, a national security adviser under President Obama, saying he thinks she committed a crime by using U.S. intelligence agencies to spy on Trump campaign officials.

Mr. Trump said the actions by Ms. Rice, who requested that the National Security Agency “unmask” the identities of Mr. Trump’s associates and perhaps Mr. Trump himself when they were swept up in surveillance efforts against Russian officials, was “one of the big stories of our time.”

“I think it’s going to be the biggest story,” Mr. Trump said in an interview with The New York Times. “It’s such an important story for our country and the world. It is one of the big stories of our time.”

The newspaper pressed Mr. Trump on whether he thought Ms. Rice broke the law.

“Do I think? Yes, I think,” he responded.


  1. Here Trump needs to be quiet. I was mad when Obama did the same thing. A President should never, openly declare the guilt of a citizen. Conservatives were upset when Obama declared the guilt of a police force in the case of Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. If it was wrong for Obama, then it is wrong for Trump.


    1. You are correct and I hadn't thought of this. Thanks.