Well, disturbing is a fitting word indeed. Senator. Lindsey Graham had also stated how he was “disturbed” when it had come out – Former National Security Director Susan Rice’s Inaugural Day email was sent to herself. Obviously to create a “paper trail”. The email detailed a high-level meeting with former POTUS Barack Obama. What it said was very damning to the Obama Administration.
The email detailed how Obama wanted to guide law enforcement on how they should investigate Russia interference of our Election in 2016. The first cable by Rice had surfaced Monday. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Grassley and Senator Lindsey Graham had sent a letter to Rice, requesting for information and answers about the email by the end of the week.
Graham had made a statement:
“She’s sending herself an email talking about a conversation on Jan. 5 with the president, reassuring herself, and I guess the president, that this would be done by the book,”
“I think that’s odd and disturbing because we know the investigation regarding the Trump campaign was anything but by the book.”
Susan Rice’s email, which she again sent to herself on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, 2017. Documenting a January 5th meeting in the Oval Office with Barack Obama, Former Vice President Joe Biden, former FBI Director Jim Comey, then Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates & Rice herself. Below is what Rice had said.
“President Obama began the conversation by stressing his continued commitment to ensuring that every aspect of this issue is handled by the Intelligence and law enforcement communities ‘by the book“.
“The president stressed that he is not asking about, initiating or instructing anything from a law enforcement perspective. He reiterated that our law enforcement team needs to proceed as it normally would by the book.”
Also: “He wants to be sure that, as we engage with the incoming team we are mindful to ascertain if there’s any reason that we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia.”
“The President asked Comey to inform him if anything changes in the next few weeks that should affect how we share classified information with the incoming team. Director Comey said he would”
So why is this important? Because our former POTUS essentially was intending to “withhold” certain classified information from incoming President Trump. Allegedly because Obama felt Trump was a Russian Agent. No president has the right to classify information and keep it from an incoming president. And Obama or Rice claiming that any of this is seemingly was “by the book” is a joke.
This is where it lumps in with the Steele Dossier. Following that January 5th meeting, a briefing from the intelligence communities on Russian hacking affecting the election in 2016. Grassley & Graham said the meeting included a discussion of the dossier.
Graham cast Rice’s email as “self-serving,” questioning whether former FBI Director Jim Comey, at the time of that meeting, briefed the president [Obama] on the source of the infamous Steele – Trump dossier that led to (FISA) warrant for former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
Per a source familiar with the meeting, was said it had nothing to do with the Steele dossier on Trump. That person said it was solely focused on whether the intelligence community and FBI needed to be cautious about what Russia talks they had with the Trump transition team.
Attorney Kathryn Ruemmler of Susan Rice of course said there “was nothing unusual” about the email. And something along the lines of ” just a way to distract from Trump’s wrong doings“. ” To deflect from Election meddling by Russia.”
Spare me counselor. Anyways, Susan Rice will certainly have some questions she’ll need to answer. As the Obama Administration had illegally gotten the FBI and DOJ per a bogus FISA warrant to have surveillance put on Carter Page. Don’t forget Obama claimed he was staying out of these investigative matters, and that’s been proven false. All to put surveillance on Carter Page, the Trump Adviser at the time and later on-now POTUS Donald Trump. Now cables showing proof Obama was withholding intel from the new POTUS Donald Trump. Again more and more information seems to be leaking. certainly a lot of activities by Obama and his people who seem very odd for doing this at the end of his tenure.
Amazing how the left portrays Trump as this man who breaks all of these “Presidential norms”. Seems to be that all the awhile Obama was the master of breaking “Presidential norms”. From using the IRS to personally go after conservative groups. To protecting Hezbollah to get the “Iran Deal”. Spying on future President’s? Now this, Susan Rice’s email left about an hour before Trump’s Inauguration. More to come on “ObamaGate”. We will see what spills, or who.