Susan Rice Email – Did the Obama Administration Try to Hide Classified Information from Trump?

Conservative Firing Line | 2/13/2018 | Staff
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A declassified email that Susan Rice, former National Security Adviser, sent to herself minutes after Trump took office appears to show that the Obama administration may have sought to hide classified information from the incoming Trump administration.

Democrats are claiming that the email is innocuous and does not say what the GOP seems to think it does. The meeting described in the email took place on January 5, 2017 between the “intelligence ” community, President Obama, Susan Rice, and FBI Director James Comey.

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According to Rice, President Obama and Comey had a “follow-on conversation” after the formal meeting during which Obama told Comey that “from a national security perspective” he wanted “to be sure that, as we engage with the incoming team, we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason that we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia.” President Obama then asked Comey to inform him of any changes that would affect how his White House should share classified information with the incoming Trump administration.

The email came to light last week, and Senators Charles Grassley, and Senator Lindsey Graham of the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Susan Rice on Feb 8, demanding answers to these questions:

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1. Did you send the email attached to this letter to yourself? Do you have any reason to dispute the timestamp of the email?

2. When did you first become aware of the FBI’s investigation into allegations of collusion between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia?

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3. When did you become aware of any surveillance activities, including FISA applications, undertaken by the FBI in conducting that investigation? At the time you wrote this email to yourself, were you aware of either the October 2016 FISA application for surveillance of Carter Page or the January 2017 renewal?

4. Did anyone instruct, request, suggest, or imply...
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