Susan Rice's NSA demasking denials don't add up — Former CIA Analyst

Mr. Trump did not offer any evidence supporting his claim, while the current and former intelligence officials from the Democratic and Republican administrations have said they do not believe Ms. Rice's actions were unlawful.

"It's such an important story for our country and the world", Trump added. "It's one of the big stories of our time". "I leaked nothing to nobody and never have and never would".

To acknowledge the clear political motive behind those leaks, and behind Rice's "unmasking", is to admit that Team Obama abused intelligence data - and that its media friends were complicit in doing so.

Former national security officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, described the requests as normal and said they were justified by the need for the president's top security adviser to understand the context of reports sent to her by the nation's intelligence agencies.

The supposed "unmasking" of Trump's affiliates doesn't mean Rice revealed their identities either, according to the news network. That process is called "unmasking", and Rice had the authority to do so while serving as national security adviser.

If the intercept pertains to national security-or if it points to a possible crime-the NSA is allowed to include it in classified intelligence reports that circulate in the government to those with security clearances high enough to view such information.




Trump says in the interview he thinks the Susan Rice allegations will be "one of the big stories of our time". Democrat and Republican lawmakers continue to say no evidence supports this claim.

Trump addressed the attack in a news conference earlier Wednesday, saying that the attack "crossed a lot of lines" for him. He did not suggest that his assertions came from new intelligence reports but said he would explain himself further "at the right time".

Moreover, although this statement said the USA intelligence community held this position, the memo was issued by only two agencies, and was called a "Joint DHS and ODNI Election Security Statement". "There is no equivalence between so-called unmasking and leaking". She has intergovernmental immunity, already, for any mistakes she may have committed in the performance of the regular and customary duties of her job as National Security Advisor.

Given FBI Director James Comey's statements at a recent House Intelligence Committee hearing that the conclusion in the January 6 assessment that Russian Federation intervened in the election to help Trump was based on logic and not evidence, it is hard to believe this was not a pre-cooked conclusion driven by the highly partisan Brennan.

NBC News reported there was no way Rice could've "ordered" the unmasking of any citizen, as only the agencies that gathered the intelligence have the power to make such a call.

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