Apr 04 2017
Please note the trip down memory lane above, when Susie and Hillary were cohorts at the UN.
Major Update: If you don’t want to take my word for all this, how about Andrew McCarthy:
The thing to bear in mind is that the White House does not do investigations. Not criminal investigations, not intelligence investigations. Remember that.
In general, it is the FBI that conducts investigations that bear on American citizens suspected of committing crimes or of acting as agents of foreign powers. In the matter of alleged Russian meddling, the investigative camp also includes the CIA and the NSA.
Consequently, if unmasking was relevant to the Russia investigation, it would have been done by those three agencies.
Basically what these tools have done is confess to the crime. Rice did not deny she did this, she claims she had the authority to do this.
She did not.
Bring on the prosecutors – end update
Susan Rice (and her protectors in the news media – one of which is her husband at ABC News) have been putting out a new trial balloon to see if they can avoid the coming Constitutional crisis over the Obama administration using NSA surveillance data to data-mine their political opposition: a.k.a. Team Trump.
The contortions by which Rice and her news media allies (democrats all) are going through to deflect this smoking gun has hit the absurd:
Rice denied those charges Tuesday, saying she was “shocked” to read the claims when they emerged. She said the White House isn’t responsible for ordering that type of surveillance.
She maintained, however, that asking for more information about names included in intelligence reports was a routine and necessary aspect of her job in protecting American security.
Uh – no. The White House – which is where she worked when National Security Advisor (please not the emphasis on “Advisor”) – cannot investigate US citizens for criminal acts. The White House cannot even direct the FBI who to investigate or not!
The Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (APNSA) is appointed by the President without confirmation by the Senate. The influence and role of the National Security Advisor varies from administration to administration and depends not only on the qualities of the person appointed to the position but also on the style and management philosophy of the incumbent President. Ideally, the APNSA serves as an honest broker of policy options for the President in the field of national security, rather than as an advocate for his or her own policy agenda.
This role is to assist in drafting policies, strategies, regulations, etc.
So one has to ask, why was she unmasking these innocent people and violating their 4th Amendment Rights? She actually should have no ability to peak into the lives of Americans. None. Not in her job-jar.
The White House is NOT authorized to investigate – not even foreign players. Those authorities are given to a select few organizations in the federal government.
And when it comes to investigating US Citizens, that falls to one and only one federal organization: The FBI.
I know the Democrat News Media is trying to shield Rice and Obama from their bumbling, stumbling activities that will destroy their legacy.
But at least come up with something that passes the laugh test and does not remind us of another overly-clever sleuth protecting the masses:
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