President Obama and Susan Rice. Reuters
Eli Lake, Bloomberg: Top Obama Adviser Sought Names of Trump Associates in Intel
White House lawyers last month learned that the former national security adviser Susan Rice requested the identities of U.S. persons in raw intelligence reports on dozens of occasions that connect to the Donald Trump transition and campaign, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter.
The pattern of Rice's requests was discovered in a National Security Council review of the government's policy on "unmasking" the identities of individuals in the U.S. who are not targets of electronic eavesdropping, but whose communications are collected incidentally. Normally those names are redacted from summaries of monitored conversations and appear in reports as something like "U.S. Person One."
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WNU Editor: It looks like my trusted contact and reader of War News who gave me a heads-up on this story yesterday was right .... Is Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice The Person Who Unmasked Trump Administration Officials? This is .... as I keep on saying .... a huge story. If true .... senior officials of the White House were using the intelligence apparatus of the U.S. government to monitor their political opponents during an election season. I will not be surprised if in the coming weeks/months Susan Rice will be asked to testify under oath on this story .... specifically .... did she do it? Why did she do it? Was she ordered by President Obama to do it .... and if not .... did she informed the President on what she was doing.... and if she did .... when? Did she order the intelligence community to unmask these names? And was she the one who leaked this intel to the press?
On a side note .... my source also told me last night that the New York Times has had this story for the past few days .... but decided to not publish it. As for Susan Rice .... she is avoiding the press for now.
More News On Reports That President Obama's National Security Adviser Susan Rice Requested The Names of Trump Associates In Raw Intelligence Reports
Report: Obama adviser Susan Rice requested Trump aides' names in intel reports -- The Hill
Susan Rice ordered unmasking of Trump team in intel, Bloomberg View reports -- Washington Times
Susan Rice requested to unmask names of Trump transition officials, sources say -- FOX News
Obama Adviser Susan Rice Sought Names of Trump Officials in Intelligence Reports -- US News and World Report
Report: Susan Rice requested "unmasking" of Trump associates -- Axios
Susan Rice: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know -- Heavy