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originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: carewemust
I got tired of the if is not reliable sources is not credible, but that was before the media went bias and refuse to cover what is only in their best interest.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Indigo5
The best argument I've heard linking Obama to this is that just because it happened while he was in office, he condoned it.
The Susan Rice situation is murky, but one thing that’s crystal clear is that she’s changing her story.
And that is raising a whole lot of questions about the tangled allegations that the Obama administration “unmasked” Donald Trump or his associates when they were picked up on foreign intercepts.
After MSNBC commentator Simon Marks said Tuesday on “Hardball” with host Chris Matthews that Republicans “looking for a pinata” “found one in Susan Rice,” Matthews interjected, saying, “notice it’s always a female. Just a thought.”
“That’s also true,” Marks agreed. “But I do think she slightly played into their hand.”
“I don’t think there’s necessarily anything wrong with [the unmasking]. I think unfortunately for Rice, she’s given two contradictory interviews,” Marks said.
Later during the same interview, David Corn, editor-in-chief of the liberal blog Mother Jones, disputed the existence of any evidence to suggest Rice did anything improper or illegal. Corn went on to speculate that maybe Republicans are accusing her of the acts because she’s a black woman.
originally posted by: queenofswords
a reply to: Indigo5
They have already confirmed and stated publicly it had nothing to do with Russia.....so????????
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, R-Calif., does not know "for sure" whether President Donald Trump or members of his transition team were even on the phone calls or other communications now being cited as partial vindication for the president’s wiretapping claims
"He said he'll have to get all the documents he requested from the [intelligence community] about this before he knows for sure," a spokesperson for Nunes said Thursday.
At a press conference yesterday, Nunes announced he obtained "dozens of reports" showing the U.S. intelligence community -- through its "normal foreign surveillance" -- "incidentally collected information about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition."
But Nunes never said Trump or any of the president's associates personally participated in the communications that were intercepted.
The fact the White House is involved is the big stink
As part of its daily wrap of the Susan Rice newsflow, which focused on her first media appearance since she was "outed" as the persona responsible for "unmasking" members of team Trump, the WSJ provides two new pieces of incremental information: i) in addition to Michael Flynn, at least one more member of the Trump transition team was "unmasked" in intelligence reports due to multiple foreign conversations that weren't related to Russia; and ii) Rice wasn't the administration official who instigated Mr. Flynn’s unmasking, confirming there is at least one more high-level official giving "unmasking" orders.
originally posted by: Flatfish
a reply to: OccamsRazor04
I'm on my phone and don't know how to link, cut & paste from source sites but, let's re-read the first paragraph of the first source you linked in your post which read;
"the significance of these allegations is that, if true, the president-elect of the United States would be vulnerable to blackmail by the Russians."
This news was given to me by several sources and corroborated by someone I will identify only as a senior member of the US intelligence community.
Neither Mr Trump nor his associates are named in the Fisa order, which would only cover foreign citizens or foreign entities - in this case the Russian banks. But ultimately, the investigation is looking for transfers of money from Russia to the United States, each one, if proved, a felony offence.
A lawyer- outside the Department of Justice but familiar with the case - told me that three of Mr Trump's associates were the subject of the inquiry. "But it's clear this is about Trump," he said.
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: marg6043
What the phuck are all of these FBI, Senate, House, Dept of Justice, investigations and hearings delivering? They're worse than the countries who take our taxpayer dollars, and deliver ZILCH in return!