BREAKING: Susan Rice BREAKS SILENCE – Makes Announcement After Being EXPOSED As OBAMA SPY


Susan Rice, the Obama administration official accused of ‘unmasking’ the names of Trump associates under surveillance has made her first public comments on the claims- and it’s exactly what you would expect from an Obama official. She lied through her teeth and denied EVERYTHING! Surprised?Yeah, me neither. 

Rice acknowledged that she asked for the identities of U.S. citizens in intelligence reports but defended the requests as routine and denied leaking any Trump-related information.


“I leaked nothing to nobody, and never have,” she told MSNBC.

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She denied that she sought to unmask the names of Trump associates in intelligence reports “for any political purposes.”

“This is not anything political as has been alleged,” she said. “The allegation is that somehow Obama administration officials utilized intelligence for political purposes. That is absolutely false.”

Rice said that it was part of her job to seek the names of people in intelligence reports.


“The intelligence community made the determination whether the identity of that American individual could be provided to me,” she said.

Rice denied leaking Michael Flynn’s name an President Trump’s claim the Obama wiretapped Trump Tower.

 at FOX reports that Rice spoke in generalities about the unmasking process, emphasizing that intelligence reports were first brought to her and that she did not “solicit reports.”

“I receive those reports, as did each of those other officials, and there were occasions when I would receive a report when a U.S. person was referred to. Name not provided, just U.S. person,” Rice said. “And sometimes in that context, in order to understand the importance of the report and understand its significance it was necessary to find out who that U.S. person was.”


Of course Democrats defend Rice’s practices of unmasking as routine but others who have been directly involved in intelligence collection say that’s not the case.

“From my direct experience dealing at this level, that is never done,” Ret. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer told Fox News. “The national security adviser is a manager position, not an analyst position. You have analysts in the intelligence community whose job is to sort through who is doing what with what. Susan Rice is a senior manager looking over the entire intelligence community. She should not have time to be unmasking individuals having conversations. It’s insane. It’s never done.”

Rice also said unmasked intelligence reports were not passed around.

“That would come back only to the person who requested it, and it would be brought back to them directly,” Rice said.

She never explicitly stated Trump associates were unmasked in the reports, saying to talk about specifics would be to reveal “classified information.” Rice did, however, allow that it was “possible” some Trump associates could have been caught up in incidental collection.

She slammed those who had been leaking details from the reports to newspapers — leaks which largely either benefited the outgoing Obama administration or wounded the incoming Trump administration.

“There’s no equivalence between so-called ‘unmasking’ and leaking,” Rice said.

As AFF reported earlier, Rice actually asked for and kept a detailed spreadsheet of legal phone calls intercepted between Trump and foreign nationals.

JOEL B. POLLAK at Breitbart put together a list of the highlights of Mitchell’s interview with Rice, which took up the first quarter-hour of Mitchell’s show.

  1. Rice admitted asking for the names of U.S. citizens in intelligence reports to be “unmasked.” Rice said: “There were occasions when I would receive a report in which a U.S. person was referred to. Name not provided, just U.S. person. And sometimes in that context, in order to understand the importance of the report, and assess its significance, it was necessary to find out, or request, the information as to who that U.S. official was.” Rice argued it was necessary for her and other officials to request that information, on occasion, to “do our jobs” to protect national security.
  2. Rice admitted asking specifically for the names of members of Donald Trump’s transition team. She argued that she had not done so for political purposes, however. Mitchell asked: “Did you seek the names of people involved in — to unmask the names of people involved in the Trump transition, the people surrounding the president-elect in order to spy on them and expose them?” Rice answered: “Absolutely not for any political purposes to spy, expose, anything.”
  3. Rice denied leaking the name of former General Michael Flynn. “I leaked nothing to nobody, and never have, and never would.” She added that to discuss particular targets would be to reveal classified information. She later walked back her denial. Mitchell: “The allegation is that you were leaking the fact that he spoke to the [Russian] ambassador and perhaps to others.” Rice: “I can’t get into any specific reports … what I can say is there is an established process.”
  4. Rice denied reports that she prepared a “spreadsheet” of Trump transition staff under surveillance. Mitchell asked specifically about the Daily Caller story Tuesday: “They allege there was a spreadsheet you put out of all of these names and circulated it.” Rice: “Absolutely false. No spreadsheet, no nothing of the sort.” She said that unmasked names “was not then typically broadly disseminated throughout the national security community or the government.”
  5. Rice said that even if she did request the names of citizens to be unmasked, that did not mean she leaked them.  “The notion … that by asking for the identity of an American person, that is the same as leaking it, is completely false.”
  6. Rice admitted that the pace of intelligence reports accelerated throughout the election. She said she could not say whether the pace of her “unmasking” requests accelerated, but she said there was increasing concern, as well as increasing information, relating to the possibility of Russian interference in the election, particularly after August 2016.
  7. Rice implied that President Obama himself ordered the compilation of intelligence reports on Trump officials. “…the president requested the compliation of the intelligence, which was ultimately provided in January [2017].”
  8. Rice said that she was unaware, even while working with Flynn during the transition, that he was working for the Turkish government. Mitchell asked: “When did you learn that?” Rice answered: “In the press, as everybody else did.” Mitchell, incredulously: “You didn’t know that, when you were National Security Advisor?” Rice: “I did not.”
  9. Rice reiterated that President Obama never tapped Trump’s phone. “Absolutely false … there was no such collection [or] surveillance on Trump Tower or Trump individuals …  directed by the White House or targeted at Trump individuals.” She did not deny that there might have been some surveillance by other agencies, however. She said it was impossible for the White House to order such surveillance, but that the Department of Justice could have done so.
  10. Rice seemed aggrieved by Trump’s claims. “It wasn’t typical of the way presidents treat their predecessors.”
  11. Rice would not say whether she would be willing to testify on Capitol Hill before Congress. “Let’s see what comes. I’m not going to sit here and prejudge,” she said. But she insisted that the investigations into Russian interference in the presidential election were of interest to every American citizen, and should be followed wherever the evidence leads.

Here is the interview:


More to come.

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