Susan Rice faces questions from senators on ‘unusual’ e-mail
FOX News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano discusses the Meaning. Chuck Grassley, and Lindsey Graham’s interrogation of the former national security adviser, Susan Rice on its “unusual” e-mail about President Obama’s meeting to discuss how the application of the law may consider the Russian interference in the election of 2016.
Republican Father Lindsey Graham described as “disturbing” has recently revealed Inauguration Day email to Susan Rice, who has detailed the former President Barack Obama’s orientation during a high-level meeting on how law enforcement should investigate russia’s interference in the election of 2016.
The e-mail has made its first appearance on Monday, when the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Graham, R-S. C., Obama has sent the national security adviser, a letter, pressing for answers about the e-mail within the next week.
“It sends itself an e-mail to talk about a conversation on Jan. 5 with the chair, to reassure herself, and I think the president, this would be done by the book,” Graham said Monday evening on Fox News’ “The History of Martha MacCallum.” “I think it is weird and disturbing because we know that the investigation on the Asset of the campaign was anything but by the book.”
While an attorney for Rice, said there was nothing unusual about the note, White House spokesman Raj Shah said “Fox & Friends” e-mail “raises a lot of questions.”
the Former National Security Adviser, Susan Rice sent on Jan. 20, 2017 before Donald Trump was sworn, in describing a meeting with President Obama to direct the officials of “the game by the book” in the Russia of the probe.
Rice e-mail address, which you sent on Jan. 20, 2017, seemed to document a Jan. 5 meeting in the Oval Office with Obama, then Vice-President Joe Biden, former Director of the FBI James Comey, and then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, in and of itself.
“President Obama began the conversation by stressing its continued commitment to ensuring that every aspect of this problem is dealt with by the Intelligence and law enforcement communities by the book, ” ” Rice wrote. “The president stressed that he is not asking about, initiating, or asking for something from a law enforcement perspective. He recalled that the application of the act team must go forward as usual by the book.”
Rice has also written that president Obama has said “he wants to be sure that, as we engage with the future team, we are aware of check if there is no reason that we cannot share information as it relates to Russia.”
She added: “The President has asked Comey, to inform them of any change in the next few weeks, which should have an impact on the way we share classified information with the future team. Comey said he would do it.”
Graham cast iron Rice the e-mail as “selfish” which raises the question of whether Comey, at the time of the meeting, informed the president about the source of the now infamous anti-Trump folder that has led to a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant for the former Trump campaign adviser Carter of the Page.
“do you think Comey said the president, as the principal source of information on the FISA warrant Carter Page is coming from a paid operative of the Democratic Party, Mr. [Christopher] Steele, who was on the payroll of the Merger GPS, which has been paid for by the campaign of Clinton, the Democratic Party, and that the folder came from Russian sources, it is very unreliable and has not yet been verified?” Graham was asked on Monday evening.
Graham also said the meaning of “play by the book” was “a strange thing” for the president to say, in the last months of the administration.
the SENATORS FLAG ‘UNUSUAL’ SUSAN RICE e-MAIL ON the RUSSIAN PROBE SENT ON the DAY of INAUGURATION
However, the Rice and the prosecutor Kathryn Ruemmler said that there was “nothing ” unusual” on the Rice “containing a major discussion point for the record.
“The Obama White House was rightly concerned about the way in overall, they should be in their presentations to the Russian members of the Trump of the transition team, in particular Lieutenant-General Michael Flynn, on account of the concerning communications between him and the Russian authorities,” Ruemmler said in a statement to Fox News. “The discussion that Ambassador Rice documented do not involve the so-called Steele.”
Ruemmler added: “Any suggestion that Ambassador Rice actions in this case were inappropriate is yet another attempt to distract and deflect from the importance of the ongoing investigations in russia of interfering in American democracy.”
The origins of Russia’s interference in the probe came as the assembly of a review on Capitol Hill, where Republicans are looking at how the unaudited Steele folder has been used to seek a warrant for surveillance against the Page.
Graham questioned what Obama and Rice knew about the FISA to justify the application.
“What worries me, is that it is an effort by the president [Obama] to move to the file, through Susan Rice, and made it so that, from his point of view, everything was done by the book,” Graham said.
According to the released e-mail, Jan. 5 meeting followed a briefing by the intelligence services of the Russian piracy in the election of 2016. Grassley and Graham said that the meeting included a discussion of folder.
But a source close to the meeting said that it had nothing to do with Steele or the folder. This person said that it was only focused on the timeliness of the intelligence community and the FBI need to be cautious about what Russia conversations they have had with the Asset transition team.
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