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Former CIA Analyst: Susan Rice's NSA demasking denials don't add up

Former CIA Analyst: Susan Rice's NSA demasking denials don't add up”

Susan Rice, the former White House national security adviser battling accusations she improperly handled classified intelligence about associates of President Donald Trump, said Tuesday she never used government secrets for political ends.

Rice said recently in an interview with PBS that she knew nothing about the claims that Trump transition officials' names might have been collected in the surveillance of foreigners after the election.

The Washington Post reports that major Trump donor and Blackwater founder Erik Prince met with a Vladimir Putin confidant during the presidential... Former Obama Administration official Evelyn Farkas appeared to acknowledge Trump officials had been the subject of surveillance. Through the partisan haze and cable news hyperbolic rhetoric, however, one thing has become rather clear: absent some new information, the current reports do not demonstrate that Rice's actions were illegal, unethical or otherwise inconsistent with existing government protocols.

To Trump backers, the revelations are evidence that the Obama administration was surveilling the incoming administration for political purposes, though it remains unclear what activity might have required the alleged unmasking.

"I never leaked nothing to nobody and never have and never would", Rice answered with a laugh.

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Rice said that she and other officials unmasked the names of USA persons, but she denied doing so "for any political purposes".

"If I saw an intelligence report that looked potentially significant ..." Every time something went wrong, she seemed to turn up in the middle of it, " said Cotton.

Without diving too deep into the weeds of exposition, when intelligence analysts review the raw data from intelligence intercepts they understandably see everything coming across their screen, including the identities of US persons who are not the targets of the surveillance order that authorized the collection in the first place.

However, with Susan Rice, we do have a "there", and it is very alarming that efforts were made to "unmask" the Trump team members without cause.

But she said that even if those names were "unmasked" by a member of the Obama administration, that information wouldn't be disseminated broadly.

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"The notion that which some people are trying to suggest that by asking for the identity of an American person is the same as leaking it is totally false". "There's no equivalence between so-called unmasking and leaking".

Rice also called "absolutely false" there was no collection or surveillance on Trump Tower or Trump's team directed by the White House.

But government documents, released following a Judicial Watch lawsuit, reveal that government officials monitoring the attack in real-time did not cite an anti-Islam video as an explanation for the paramilitary attack on the USA diplomatic mission in Benghazi. The decision comes from the intelligence agencies. She said the White House isn't responsible for ordering that type of surveillance.

That Susan Rice authorized this before and after the election leads to question of motive, and that motive could easily be to harm the Trump campaign and then later, undermine the Trump presidency.

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