Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Obamagate update: A prime suspect has emerged

No doubt you've probably heard by now that former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice has been identified as the prime "unmasker" of Trump transition team officials and was allegedly involved in a vast surveillance effort aimed at helping the current president's political opponents. Here are some noteworthy items from today.

--From the Daily Caller:
Former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice ordered U.S. spy agencies to produce “detailed spreadsheets” of legal phone calls involving Donald Trump and his aides when he was running for president, according to former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova.
--The folks at PowerLine are keeping up with the story and have several salient observations.

--From Eli Lake at Bloomberg:
White House lawyers last month learned that the former national security adviser Susan Rice requested the identities of U.S. persons in raw intelligence reports on dozens of occasions that connect to the Donald Trump transition and campaign, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter.
--Mark Levin, who was belittled as a conspiracy theorist a few short weeks ago, breaks the scandal down on the latest episode of his TV show (subscription required).

--Jerome Hudson of Breitbart offers five facts about Susan Rice that every American should know.

--Demand is growing both inside and outside of Congress to hand Rice a subpoena to testify under oath about what she allegedly did, who was in on it with her and whether the alleged conspirators included President Obama.

--Fox News' judge Andrew Napolitano said the unmasking of Americans for reasons other than national security is called "espionage," and Rep. Devin Nunes has said Obama administration officials who released transcripts on General Mike Flynn face five years in prison.

Now some on the right are grousing that some major corporate news outlets are ignoring the story. For instance, blogger Mike Cervanich reports that the New York Times' Maggie Haberman had the story about Rice for at least two days and sat on it to protect Obama. Remember, some of them were in on the strategy to undermine Trump and published the leaked information, which is illegal.

But these outlets can ignore this story or not ignore it; it really doesn't matter. New Media is driving this story. If your (general-audience) news outlet of choice isn't reporting on this, it's time to find a new outlet of choice.

1 comment:

  1. "Tim Hearden, I do want You to know that Barack Obama did commit betrayal to Me and My Special Forces team numerous times. He made life a misery to My Family and colleagues during his last term in office - that was associated with his Muslim term of Presidential oversight, he had accepted, as part of his ISIS peace talks"