Security Advisor for the ex “president” Susan Rice denied seeking the names of, spying on and releasing the names of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team to various intelligence agencies. Rice told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, “Let me be absolutely clear. Absolutely not for any political purposes, to spy, to expose, for anything.”
She also denied ordering intelligence officers to produce detailed spreadsheets involving Trump and his aides, saying, “Absolutely false. No spreadsheet, nothing of the sort.” But then she said, “The notion that which some people are trying to suggest that by asking for identity of an American person is the same as leaking it is totally false.” A little nuance goes a long way.
She also said, “I leaked nothing, to nobody, and never have and never would. The allegation is that somehow [sic] the ex “president’s administration officials utilized intelligence for political purposes. Absolutely false.” Rice denies spying on the Trump transition team, but seems to admit that she asked for an identity of an “American person,” in this case, several members of the president-elect’s team.
She also said that the ex “president’s” administration officials would not have utilized such intelligence for political purposes. However, the information in question showed no relevance to any of the investigations being conducted by FBI, CIA, NSA, etc. Is Rice therefore saying that any American citizen can be spied on and then revealed to the public as if they did something wrong? Or was it just the Trump Team. Not political, right?
The Daily Caller, Fox News, and Bloomberg cited multiple intelligence sources that Rice had specifically ordered the intelligence on the Trump team and that the names of Trump aides were given to the ex “president’s” officials at the NSA, Department of Defense, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and CIA Director John Brennan.
Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Evelyn Farkas admitted March 2, “I was urging my former colleagues and, frankly speaking, the people on the Hill – it was more actually aimed at telling the Hill people, get as much information as you can, get as much intelligence as you can, before [sic] the ‘president’ leaves the administration.”
At the same time The Daily Caller, Fox News and Bloomberg are raising questions, MSNBC, CNN and the Washington Post are reporting Rice denials.
Rice’s reputation precedes her. She was the one who said that climate change was responsible for the war in Syria; She said that Bowe Bergdahl, who was charged with treason after deserting his post in Afghanistan causing the deaths of six U.S. soldiers, “served the United States with honor and distinction.” She also drove the false narrative that the deaths in Benghazi were caused by a spontaneous reaction to an anti-Islamic movie.
An inventory of facts at this point shows that the ex “president” and his people spied on Trump and his team as they transitioned into the presidency. So far there is no evidence of any wrong-doing on the part of Trump, leaving only that the ex “president” wanted to politically undermine the president-elect and his ability to govern.
On February 11, Paul Sperry wrote in the New York Post that the ex “president” was using his Organizing For Action group as an army of agitators 30,000 strong who will fight President Donald Trump at every turn of his presidency. A check of the OFA website and other nonprofits that are working with it backs up Sperry’s position.
We are also seeing how the media and spy agencies are being used to undermine our government. Speaking of the end times, the apostle Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 3:1-3, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be…without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good.” Indeed, perilous times are upon us and our nation.
Have a blessed and powerful day!