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Unmasking isn't a "smoking gun,"' but Susan Rice some explaining to do

Unmasking isn't a

Without knowing the precise nature of the intelligence documents, which neither the Trump administration nor any Republican legislators complicit with this charade claim to know, the assertion that Rice abused her role is completely unjustifiable. On Tuesday, she told MSNBC that it's "absolutely false" that she or any other Obama administration officials unmasked names of Trump's presidential campaign and transition team members for political purposes.

When Americans are swept up in surveillance of foreign officials by intelligence agencies, their identities are supposed to be obscured, but they can be revealed for national security reasons, and intelligence officials say it is a regular occurrence.

For the record, there are no credible accusations against Rice, any unmasking she did, she insists, was done as part of her job as President Obama's National Security Advisor, as experts have agreed.

"Americans deserve to know if Pres Obamas National Security Adviser was involved in unmasking Trump transition figures for political purposes", tweeted South Carolina Sen.

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Williams included in his pro-war gush an un-ironic quote from Leonard Cohen . 'But our terrorists, Jesus, Freud, Marx, Einstein. Everyone's losing their shit about the potential of a war in Syria, and frankly, there's not much to celebrate.

In a statement Wednesday, a spokesperson for Rice, Erin Pelton said: "I'm not going to dignify the President's ludicrous charge with a comment". And in doing so, Trump mused on Wednesday, she might have committed a crime.

In the Access Hollywood tape, Trump said, "I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her", adding that he immediately starts kissing "beautiful" women when he encounters them.

Nunes said during a March 22 press conference that he was "troubled" because the reports he'd seen were not connected to Russian Federation or any foreign intelligence. A congressional aide said there were more than a dozen people on the list.

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Here's what we can say about the Rice situation at this point. "You've got this administration which seems to try to deflect any story with some other outrageous claim, whether it be that the Obama administration somehow hacked into you, or you listened in on the Trump folks, or other claims that are, that have been outrageous about millions of unregistered voters voting". She called the unmasking process routine and said she only did it when it pertained to matters of national security.

The dispute revolves around so-called "incidental collection"- when USA intelligence agencies inadvertently pick up the names or conversations of US persons on wiretaps or other communications intercepts.

Rice may now face an inquiry by the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is looking into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

It's important to note that Rice wasn't an intelligence official or analyst.

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This mission - her third - will now last close to 10 months. "Having three more months to squeeze is just what I would wish for". Komarov said many medical and technological issues remain to be resolved before humans travel beyond the station's orbit.

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