This has been brewing for 2 1/2 years!
It’s been two-and-a-half years since Susan Rice wrote a rather curious email to herself at exactly the same time that Donald Trump was being inaugurated on January 20, 2017.
Why, with literally minutes left before vacating the White House would she be writing an email memorializing a meeting that had taken place on January 5, 2017, more than two weeks prior?
Even more importantly, why was a portion of Rice’s email (of unknown length) redacted as classified if this was a simple CYA memo?
On February 8, 2018, Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), outgoing and incoming chairmen of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to Obama’s National Security Adviser Rice inquiring about the odd timing of the email:
They then proceeded to ask for answers to twelve questions that arose from her email.
Kathryn Ruemmler, who made her bones as Obama’s alleged ‘fixer’, as I understand it, is representing Rice. On February 23, 2018 she sent the following response to Sens. Grassley and Graham:
Ruemmler’s words are inconsistent with this account from a Washington Post article of June 23, 2017 at a time when the Post was still trying to support the Obama administration’s efforts to paint President Trump as a Russian asset:
Brennan convened a secret task force at CIA headquarters composed of several dozen analysts and officers from the CIA, the NSA and the FBI.
The unit functioned as a sealed compartment, its work hidden from the rest of the intelligence community. Those brought in signed new non-disclosure agreements to be granted access to intelligence from all three participating agencies.
They worked exclusively for two groups of “customers,” officials said. The first was Obama and fewer than 14 senior officials in government. The second was a team of operations specialists at the CIA, NSA and FBI who took direction from the task force on where to aim their subsequent efforts to collect more intelligence on Russia.
The secrecy extended into the White House.