Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice denied having any knowledge of who ‘unmasked’ Trump aides in the run-up to his inauguration, just twelve days before a new report has many speculating that it was Rice herself that issued the order.
Speaking with PBS on March 22nd, Rice refused any knowledge of who was behind the ‘unmasking’ and how that information was spread throughout the intelligence community.
“I know nothing about this. I was surprised to see reports from Chairman Nunes on that count today,” said Rice.
“And let’s back up and recall where we have been. The president of the United States accused his predecessor, President Obama, of wiretapping Trump Tower during the campaign. Nothing of the sort occurred, and we have heard that confirmed by the director of the FBI, who also pointed out that no president, no White House can order the surveillance of another American citizen,” the former National Security Adviser deflected.
A new report released Monday has led many to speculate that Susan Rice was the ‘very high-up’ Obama official who ordered the ‘unmasking’ of several Trump aides before he was sworn in to office.
The bombshell claims that White House lawyers were notified weeks ago that it was Susan Rice who repeatedly asked for raw intelligence reports involving dozens of Trump aides, which then raised the suspicions of the National Security Agency.