WASHINGTON, April 6, 2017 — Anyone familiar with recent history knows that President Obama’s former national security advisor Susan Rice is a liar.
Back in 2012, when President Obama was running for re-election and America’s consulate in Benghazi was attacked by terrorists associated with Al Qaeda, she appeared on several Sunday morning talk shows to say the assault was a “spontaneous” protest that turned deadly due to rage inspired by an American-made, anti-Islamic video posted to YouTube.
The lie, we later learned, was contrived by Michael Morell, head of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center. Four years later, Morell wrote a New York Times op-ep in support of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
So, let’s recap:
- A Democratic administration, running for re-election, claims it has diminished Al Qaeda’s effectiveness and has them on the run.
- An Al Qaeda affiliate group attacks the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, which results in the deaths of four Americans, among them U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
- A partisan, high-ranking CIA bureaucrat concocts a political cover story designed to blame America first, not Al Qaeda, for prompting the Benghazi attack due to the posting of an online video.
- Years later, that same high-level CIA bureaucrat expands upon his creative writing skills by proclaiming – in the nation’s leading newspaper – the presidential virtues of the secretary of state who promulgated his Benghazi lie to the American people and the world: Hillary Clinton.
- Susan Rice joins Clinton in propagating that lie on several Sunday morning news shows.
Fast forward to today.
Since Donald Trump’s stunning electoral victory last November, elements within the U.S. intelligence community have used the mainstream media to run a disinformation campaign against the new administration, suggesting without evidence that members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russian intelligence to “hack” the presidential election, thus denying Hillary Clinton the presidency.
Subsequent news reports and congressional testimony by FBI, NSA and CIA officials say back-channel communications between Trump’s transition team and Russian officials were surreptitiously recorded in the waning days of the Obama administration.
Worse still, under federal law, the names of Americans “incidentally” recorded while eavesdropping on foreign targets must be redacted from intelligence reports to give our omnipresent government the semblance of adhering to the constitutional prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures.
Unmasking of said names is a violation of Federal law, as is leaking intelligence information to the press.
And that brings us back to Susan Rice.
Last Monday, Bloomberg View’s Eli Lake broke the following story:
“Former national security advisor 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… 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.’”
The revelation was, as many described it, a “bombshell.”
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews’ visceral reaction to the aforementioned bombshell got it partially right, suggesting the revelation defamed Rice “because she’s a woman. Maybe because she’s a black woman. Maybe because they didn’t like her during Benghazi.”
Ah, yes, Benghazi.
A horrific event the CIA, Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice told the American people should not be the focus of national concern. Instead, the CIA, Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice said the threat facing America came from an anti-Islamic video on YouTube.
This same triumvirate of lairs says today’s threat comes from Russia.