Senator Lindsey Graham Discusses The Curious Susan Rice Email…

Senator Lindsey Graham (U-DC) appears on Fox News to discuss the curious Susan Rice email to herself on inauguration day. “by the book”

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  1. TwoLaine says:

    This is what I believe the meeting was about.

    Surveillance
    Obama Administration Releases Long Awaited New E.O. 12333 Rules on Sharing of Raw Signals Intelligence Information Within IC
    by Jane Chong
    12 Jan 2017

    https://www.lawfareblog.com/obama-administration-releases-long-awaited-new-eo-12333-rules-sharing-raw-signals-intelligence

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  2. honestyoz says:

    Why did she do it at 12:15 she was then unemoyed for 15 minutes her position finished at noon inauguration day? Its to put it on the record but aviod some penalty or condition of being in office???

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  3. OpenMind says:

    Setting aside the gap in time and the obvious CYA implications, the idea of a meeting to discuuss handling matters “by the book” on January 5th does not make sense given the Strzok-Page texts regarding POTUS wanting to know everything they are doing; the time for a “by the book” statement, if ever as it should have been the case without stating it, would have been in August-September. Of course, since Rice possibly was brought into the loop later to preserve her as a cleaner (think Libya), then she may not have known how absurd her CYA attemp would appear down the road. If BP or PS (or both) are cooperating, then the IG and perhaps even someone with prosecutoria authority are already aware of the falsity of the 1/20/17 Rice email. Ironically, Rice may have been trying to help herself and in doing so dropped a giant beacon on her boss. The other attendees are now boxed in as to the reason for the meeting, but it sets some of them up for a perjury trap as to their PRIOR actions, and that’s without considering the wrongful conduct occurring AFTER the 1/5 meeting. What a tangled web [they] weave…

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  4. covfefe999 says:

    I’m just reading the thread about Byron York’s article. I’m reading the article. And I was struck by this paragraph:

    On Feb. 14, the New York Times reported that, “Obama advisers grew suspicious that perhaps there had been a secret deal between the incoming [Trump] team and Moscow, which could violate the rarely enforced, two-century-old Logan Act barring private citizens from negotiating with foreign powers in disputes with the United States.”

    This was probably the topic of the Jan 5 meeting with Obama, Rice, Yates, and Biden. This is why Yates was present, and not Lynch. Everyone knew Yates would fill in as AG until Trump could get his own person in place. Yates was fully intended to go after anyone she could, and it appeared Flynn would be the easiest one.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      They were planning the next step with Yates in place.

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      • covfefe999 says:

        If I were Sen Grassley I would have added another question:

        13. Did you discuss how you would utilize Ms. Yates to your best advantage after Trump was inaugurated?

        #5 is telling. I think Grassley has some additional documentation of the meeting that contradicts Rice’s account. 5. Is the account of the January 5, 2017 meeting presented in your email accurate? Did you omit any other portions of the conversation?

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        • beach lover says:

          Yep.. I like how Grassley is playing their game. Asking her to respond not knowing what they already may know from other sources! She can be trapped in a lie. Is this karma or what?! Flynn must be smiling these days.

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      • mopar2016 says:

        But it was all “by the book”.

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        • nanny210 says:

          Every time I read/see that “by the book”, I am reminded of Kirk telling that to Spock in The Wrath of Khan. They had a secret plan ‘by the book’ that only they knew. Did/Do Obama et al have a ‘by the book’ plan like that?

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    • Sam says:

      Like how the NTY lies so easily ” rarely enforced ” pretty sure never enforced in it’s 200 year history of the act.. Details details.

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    • Good Job! says:

      An issue about Flynn arises “Why him?” When McCabe had his famous “f— Trump” speech, he preceded it with “f— Flynn.”

      McCabe had a personal matter with Flynn over a sex discrimination suit where Flynn took the woman’s side.

      Flynn may also be a threat to the lucrative private “Russia” intel industry. I think outfits like Fusion GPS and CrowdStrike are hired often to push Russia conspiracy theories.

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  5. Brant says:

    Sad thing is unless there is an SMU “death penalty” of the DNC, there is still every chance in the world of a November blue wave.

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    • steph_gray says:

      The DNC is broke. And the “blue wave” is a lamestream media fantasy. Be of good cheer.

      Liked by 10 people

      • Q&A says:

        There’s always voter fraud in all its incarnations: Busing hordes in, hitting up nursing homes, token payments, free lunch, workers filling out ballots in locked back rooms, invisible computer vote flipping, lost ballots found in car trunks, disregard of military ballots, etc. The Dems and GOPe partner up as a tag team of vipers. No disrespect to actual vipers.

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        • Doug says:

          This bussing thing is such a lie and way too easy to prove… there will be no blue wave i can assure you of that… Alabama we lost because we nominated a horrible horrible candidate … end of story

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          • Your Tour Guide says:

            The nursing home end of things is big time true. At least around Atlanta.
            Live down the road from a large nursing home. On election day a county
            school bus pulled up in front, with the doors open. Made a big show of
            pulling up behind the bus, writing down their tag number. Visibly, where
            the driver could see what I was doing in her rear view mirror.

            Driver took off, chased her through an office park. She didn’t return.
            She knew that I knew what she was there for. The same thing probably
            happened at the other 4 nursing homes in a 3-4 mile radius.

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          • G. Combs says:

            Doug says: “This bussing thing is such a lie and way too easy to prove…”

            Then explain how North Carolina had MORE VOTES in 22 counties than there were adults living in the county?

            Oh, and Project Veritas caught them on hidden camera ADMITTING that they no longer use buses they use rented cars, however it is still the same thing.

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    • cali says:

      @Brant: “Blue Wave” is a Mocking Bird media invention and disinformation campaign. Their job is to report what they want to think. That is their job. Remember the 2016 campaign where they reported that Hillary would win by a landslide? How did that turn out?
      There is no blue wave. The democrats have the most wealthy donors and supporters. They are always flush in money. How then is it possible that the party is broke and have millions in debt?
      Lastly: Ever election – midterm or presidential – always includes fraud by the democrats. Without fraud the party would have lost and continue to lose elections.
      Wait for the vote fraud investigation that is almost ready to be published. That will include the actual votes cast in 2016 and the Alabama election. It is a report from the DHS and others trusted to report unbiased news. It will ease your worry of blue waves for some time to come! 🙂

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      • Bendix says:

        How long did the media persist in telling us that a majority of Americans supported amnesty?
        Certainly throughout the entire Bush administration.
        BTW, a foreign friend of mine who studies our political system, thinks that is possibly what the DNC was doing with the Awan brothers, trying to come up with a way to rig the voting system nationwide.
        Or at least enough states to put Hillary safely over the top.
        He thinks that’s why she was so shocked that she lost.

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        • Winston says:

          Soros owns a large stake in the voting machine manufacturers if you’d check.Through a
          Spanish firm he owns,
          As Stalin said ” I care not how people vote, I care which people count the the vote”.
          Pumping opinion polls pre election achieved two goals,except it backfired,try to cause
          despair, and allow a 20% “correction” in the votes cast in the machine count.DJTs real vote was probably +20%
          on the returns.But you can only fiddle so much without getting caught out .

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          • yy4u says:

            I have posted this here before but it bears repeating.

            2013 — my experience with a voting machine

            I touched the screen for the Republican.
            The check came up for the Democrat
            Thinking I had not touched correctly, I backed out.
            How many people DID NOT CATCH that their Republican vote had been registered for the Democrat? It was just luck that I checked it. It never occurred to me that the machine would change my vote.
            This time, I WATCHED MY FINGER touch the Republican box
            The check came up for the Democrat
            I backed out a third time. Repeated. Watched my finger touch the GOP box.
            The check came up for the Democrat.

            I squawked — “MY MACHINE HAS BEEN RIGGED” I said in a loud voice. This brought the poll workers running.
            They told me what to do. Back out. Revote. Which I did AND HAD ALREADY DONE TWICE!
            This time the check came up for the Republican. Was the machine set that after four tries the correct box would be checked? I don’t know.

            I refused the “I voted” sticker because as I told the poll worker “Not sure I did.”

            The next time I went to vote, the machines were gone, replaced by paper balloting
            No way can I prove this to anyone — didn’t have a smart phone at the time so couldn’t take a video —

            So don’t tell me the machines aren’t rigged.

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      • EJ says:

        Trump disbanded that “commission”. What investigation is going to published?

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        • cali says:

          @EJ: The Trump administration transferred their investigation into voter fraud over to the DHS who then continue to investigate and are in the process to release their findings.

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        • Kintbury54 says:

          He turned it over to Homeland Security as states were not cooperating wit the commission. I guess HS has more clout.

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      • Michaela says:

        Cali, please tell me this is true. A report of voter fraud. That would make my day and maybe that report can conclude that Killary did not win the popular vote (which I always thought was a bunch of BS, anyhow). I would LOVE to bring that up as a talking point.

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        • cali says:

          @Michaela: Yes there was massive voter fraud! The number is around 8,875,000 that were votes cast FOR DT but flipped into the count of Hillary. The actual votes cast for the president were around 70,478,000. Hillary’s actual votes were around 57,340,000.
          Now go back to check what the Mocking Bird Media reported?
          The beauty is that the fraud was recorded as it happened and is documented.

          Hillary winning by 3 million votes? My ass!

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    • Carolina Kat says:

      No path to 270.

      Blue waves are only in the ocean.

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    • dawg says:

      There’s gonna be a blue wave alright. A blue wave of FRAUD! They cheated in 2016 presidential election and it wasnt enough. They cheated in Bama Senate race and it worked. They know they are gonna have to cheat a lot more if they want to save themselves.

      They are already starting the voter turnout drive.

      http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/us-intelligence-agencies-expect-russia-target-midterms-53045346

      They are telling people, “its ok if we cheat because the Russians are going to try to rig it for the Rs.”

      They are going to get people all freaked out about Russian interference in order to drive turnout, and at the same time, give people a way to justify voter fraud.

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    • Mark Wothe says:

      I think the blue wave is a pipe dream. People are really, really, really sick of Democrats and “The Resistance” is tiny compared to what the media would have you believe.

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      • cali says:

        @Mark Wothe: I agree with your observation!
        This also reminded me on the news about the cherished freedom fighters of the democratic party: Antifa! The democratic party and other leftists have turned against Antifa. Imagine that!
        The problem is not that they turned against but rather because the party is broke and Antifa demand to be paid for the resistance services they provide. The money man – George Soros – is unable to finance them since that string was cut as reported by Q. So yeah Antifa won’t riot for the foreseeable future since there is nothing in it for them anymore to do so unless a new financier is found. Hillary has also been forced to cut funding since most of her asset are frozen beginning with the EO by DT’s team. It’s the same one that forced Google’s Schmidt to step down immediately.

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      • rvsueandcrew says:

        The only blue wave will be the flailing arms of the Democrats as their stinking ship sinks. It’s already taken on a heckuva lot of water and it’s listing. . .. . “Bye bye!”

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  6. OK you techies Can the white house visitor sign in log be viewed for that day to see if they were even at the white house?

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  7. OmegaManBlue says:

    Rice was the fall guy for Benghazi. She was unmasking people for thrills. No telling what else she did. The email wasn’t about saving the administration. She just didn’t want to be the fall guy again.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      She seems to be a fall guy for covering up Obama’s dirty deed of election meddling using the FBI and intelligence agencies. The more I read her email the more laughably transparent it is. Keep in mind that just 4 days after she wrote that email, Yates and Comey sent FBI agents to interview Flynn and then Yates herself talked to him twice after that. This attack was planned in advance, perhaps at the Jan 5 meeting that Rice wrote about. Yates and Comey allowed Obama continued his meddling even after he was out of office. Good thing Trump fired them both.

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      • Bendix says:

        He made that lame attempt at calling anyone who criticized her abominable behavior as being sexist and racist, pretending to be shielding her. Remember he said something like, you come after her, you are coming after me?, and then he went back to fundraising?
        She lied about Benghazi, she lied about Bergdahl, she was the go-to gal for bald-faced lying.
        Notice the MSM didn’t resent her in the slightest, for lying to their faces?

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      • zimbalistjunior says:

        ah, but that was by the book.

        the book was entitled: ‘How to try to recreate Watergate by siphoning plot elements from No Way Out, A Few Good Men and the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon series”.

        by Ben Rhodes.

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    • dawg says:

      How would this email prevent her from being the fall guy again?

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    • dobbsfan says:

      Forgive me, but when did Rice “fall?”

      That media whore hasn’t paid ANY price, and she should. I can still see her making her Sunday talk show rounds that morning lying to Americans and conning them. Sick b*tch.

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  8. david smith says:

    why has no one posted this rare recording of susan rice singing to obama?

    I’m gonna sit right down and write myself a letter
    And make believe it came from you
    I’m gonna write words, oh, so sweet
    They’re gonna knock me off my feet
    Kisses on the bottom
    I’ll be glad I’ve got ’em

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  9. mashall says:

    FALSE EXCULPATORY STATEMENT

    A person confronted by the police might make a statement that, on its face, exculpates him, but that is, in fact, largely untrue. A false exculpatory statement (also called an “inculpatory” statement) is admissible at trial as evidence of the defendant’s consciousness of guilt.

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    • mashall says:

      What is the impact of a false exculpatory statement on a jury?

      In many ways, false exculpatory statements are stronger indicators of guilt than a confession. Skillful cross-examination of the detective who obtained a confession may undermine the detective’s credibility to such an extent that the jury may believe the confession was coerced or fabricated. However, jurors are likely to believe an officer’s testimony about a defendant’s untrue exculpatory statement. After all, if the officer was so intent on establishing the defendant’s guilt that he made up a false exculpatory statement, why would he stop there? Why not make up a full-blown confession?

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    • CorwinAmber says:

      “FALSE EXCULPATORY STATEMENT” – heck, that’s how I survived childhood, it was never me, it was always my little brother

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  10. The Boss says:

    FWIW, info below explains the redaction codes at the end of the 1/20/2017 Rice email to herself. This will give you a general idea of the type of information redacted. Since this is an email to herself, only Rice would know what was not released (besides Chuck Grassley and whomever he shared this email with). At the very least, Grassley is playing it “by the book”. I think Rice is singing, and Yates, Comey, Hussein and Biden are sweating.

    Source: US DOJ Presentation (page 11)
    https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/oip/legacy/2014/07/23/exemption1_0.pdf

    Executive Order 13526
    Sec. 1.4

    Classification Categories (continued)
    c)
    Intelligence Activities (including special
    activities), Intelligence Sources or
    Methods, or Cryptology;
    d)
    Foreign Relations or Foreign Activities of
    the United States, including Confidential
    Sources

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  11. covfefe999 says:

    Interesting article about how Rice’s letter refutes Comey’s testimony about his interactions with Obama. https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/bombshell-email-suggests-comey-misled-congress-about-meetings-with-obama-on-russian-hacking/

    Comey’s failure to disclose this meeting to the Senate committee is likely to be viewed as an intentional and material omission of a highly relevant fact related to the Russiagate investigation.

    Comey’s testimony does mention Obama, though. He writes, “I spoke alone with President Obama twice in person (and never on the phone) – once in 2015 to discuss law enforcement policy issues and a second time, briefly, for him to say goodbye in late 2016.

    Comey forgot about the early 2017 meeting? I guess Rice should have cc’d him on her email.

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    • CorwinAmber says:

      Comey will probably say that he meant early January 2017 rather than “late 2016” – giving himself the benefit of the doubt, as exemplified below:

      “Comey defended the Clinton aides’ contradictory statements when he testified in a House Judiciary Committee hearing about six weeks before the 2016 election.
      ‘Having done many investigations myself, there’s always conflicting recollections of facts – some of which are central, some of which are peripheral,’ Comey said then.”

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    • mashall says:

      Until Perjury/Lying to Congress under Oath is prosecuted, our Justice System will remain corrupted.

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      • mashall says:

        It only takes the will to prosecute…….Make America Just Again AG Sessions!

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      • mashall says:

        John Adams in a speech to the military in 1798 warned his fellow countrymen stating,

        “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Oh I see. Comey is careful to talk about speaking “alone” with Obama only two times. I guess meeting with Obama, Rice, Yates, and Biden doesn’t count as a meeting with Obama. Especially when it happened on Jan 5, the day before Comey met with Trump.

      After his first meeting with Trump on Jan. 6, Comey said he “felt compelled to document my first conversation” with him in a memo, the former FBI director testified publicly for the first time before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill.

      Comey said this was not just the normal habit of a careful former federal prosecutor, noting he never felt obligated to do this during the three and a half years he served as FBI director under President Barack Obama, who nominated him in 2013.

      “This had not been my practice in the past,” Comey said. “I spoke alone with President Obama twice in person, and never on the phone. Once in 2015 to discuss law enforcement policy issues and a second time, briefly, for him to say goodbye in late 2016. In neither of those circumstances did I memorialize the discussions.”

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2017/live-updates/trump-white-house/james-comey-testimony-what-we-learn/why-comey-documented-his-talks-with-trump-not-obama/?utm_term=.f2393ae1a7fe

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    • Campesino says:

      The visitor logs do not show Comey at the WH on Jan 5 2017

      Or Yates for that matter

      Check for yourself

      http://white-house-logs.insidegov.com

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      • zimbalistjunior says:

        depends on what you definition of ‘there’ is. and definition of ‘visitor’.

        i cannot wait for these idiots to explain themselves. please, let there be televised hearings on this.

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      • David says:

        I think it’s been reported that Obama was briefed on the two-page dossier summary by Comey on Jan 5, 2017 and Trump the following day at Trump Tower. Don’t know why Comey would not show up in the WH visitor log. Perhaps the briefing was not in person, but that would contradict Rice’s email to herself that implies a face-to-face meeting.

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  12. MaineCoon says:

    Gramnesty, the U-DC who is always fence straddling. Maybe that’s his problem.

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  13. MaineCoon says:

    So many questions to Rice. What will she do? The 5th?

    Conspirators are between a rock and a hard place. No place to turn. No one can help them out of the conspiratorial web they wove. It was woven over many years actually. This is just once more incident that is surfacing. The final volcanic eruption, but the oppo spying has been going on for years (IRS). It was second nature for the conspirators. THEIR MO. THEIR by-the-book rules. THEIR game.

    Rice & lawyer deciding what to do.

    The noose is being tightened around each conspirator’s neck.

    Happy Hanging Rice. You brought it on yourself.

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  14. Zippy says:

    Animated Ben Garrison cartoon promo:

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  15. appadoo9 says:

    My email to myself exonerates me

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  16. CJ of WV says:

    The question I have not heard asked is, “What book are you referring to, Susan?”
    At first read the normal assumption is the book of law, of course. However, when liberals are the ones speaking it is never advisable to assume the words mean what you think they mean. Explicit confirmation of word meaning is required to fully comprehend.

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  17. Festering Boil says:

    What no one is mentioning is this! Where did she send this Top Secret Email for her keeping. Does she continue to have access to viewing rooms, or did she send it to her personal email account?

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  18. MDiceman says:

    The footer at the bottom of the email message states it is part of the Obama Presidential Record. I thought they were sealed and off-limits to investigators.

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  19. recoverydotgod says:

    IMO, “Play by the book” is attempted cover for all who were in the January 5th meeting that they weren’t instructed to do anything improper by Pres. Obama about the “Russia investigation”. It’s was a weak attempt to memorialize that the Jan. 5th group were meeting for national security.

    Unfortunately for them, the two page summary of the Steele dossier had to be included in the PEOTUS briefing that happened the next day. So now with Rice’s email all the January 5th meeting participants (Obama, Yates, Comey, Biden and Rice) are tainted by the dossier summary being attached to the intelligence community assessment offered at the January 6 PEOTUS briefing.

    Biden that very same day (January 5) gave an interview to PBS providing cover as well trying to reinforce that Trump was a child and their administration were adults.

    ‘Grow up, Donald… Time to be an adult,’ Biden says in PBS NewsHour interview
    Jan 5, 2017

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/grow-donald-time-adult-biden-says-pbs-newshour-interview

    -snip-

    Biden said it was “worrisome” that President-elect Trump has continued to question the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment that Russia interfered with the election in an effort to undermine Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee.

    A report on the hacking that the Obama administration is set to release in the coming days will make clear Russia’s role in trying to influence the U.S. election, Biden said.

    -snip-

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    • recoverydotgod says:

      I wonder what the Gang of 8 was told about the summary of the dossier that was attached to the intelligence assessment when they were “privately briefed by the same group”. Was this why Susan Rice wrote her email regarding the Obama, Comey, Yates, Biden, Rice? To cover that they did not inform the Gang of 8 of the extent of the FBI’s involvement in the dossier, what the dossier was being used for and who paid for it?

      Representative Adam Schiff discusses Russian hacking during the presidential campaign.
      Friday 01/06/2017
      https://charlierose.com/videos/29690

      -snip-

      Charlie Rose: … Joining me from Washington is Representative Adam Schiff, the Democrat from California, and the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. He is a member of the Gang of 8, consisting of Republican and Democratic leaders and intelligence committee members that were briefed privately by the same group that saw President-elect Trump earlier today here in New York…

      -snip-

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  20. So for the last 15 days of his administration, Obama wanted it done “by the book.” Sweet.

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    • spren says:

      I also found that hysterically funny. As if you would have to say something like that! Susan Rice is obviously too clever by a half.

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  21. Campesino says:

    Susan “dindu nuthin” Rice

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  22. Bill says:

    Wray today on the TV, clearly he has no problem with the truth. He just keeps pretending everything is good at the FBI.

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  23. Matthew LeBlanc says:

    So sick of them beating me over the head with the Russia myth. Starting to boil my blood hearing the constant breathless reporting of Dan Coats assessment today. Anyone including him who is on record obsessing over Russia election interference is another tool in the MIC path to WW3 with Russia. No MAGA in that behavior.

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    • spren says:

      I was disgusted at hearing his comments today. This has become so ridiculous. No Russian influenced my vote. It was Hillary and Trump that led me to vote the way I did. I’ve always assumed Coats was a white hat, but now I’m not so sure.

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  24. dawg says:

    I think people are focusing on the wrong part of the email.

    The paragraph in her email that is giving me pause is this one:

    “From a national security perspective, however, President Obama said he wants to be sure that, as we engage with the incoming team, we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason that we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia.”

    So we have:

    1st paragraph: “We had a meeting”

    2nd paragraph: “Pres said to do it by the book”

    3rd paragraph: “HOWEVER, Pres said we can’t necessarily disclose everything to the next admin.”

    I think THIS 3rd paragraph is the whole point of this email, and the whole point of the little meeting in the Oval Office. There is nothing else extraordinary in the email. This one word paragraph, with the word HOWEVER, stands out to me. She is saying that the President told us that we can’t necessarily disclose everything to the next admin. We do everything else “by the book”, but we can’t share the classified info “by the book”.

    4th paragraph: Classified/redacted; Has House intel committee seen this paragraph? Footer said its part of Presidential record, which remains classified I thought.

    5th part: Obama asks Comey to keep him posted of anything that would affect how they share classified info to the Trump team. Comey says ok.

    This theory is the only thing I can come up with to suggest that maybe she DID do this to distance herself from Obama. Combine that with the time she did it, 15 minutes after Obama was out and Trump was in, and show would think the email would be kept by the incoming admin, and I think it may shed some light on the intent of her email.

    Thoughts?

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    • Toronto Tonto says:

      Lame Cherry made a good point. Obama doesn’t have to give orders. His people know what is expected of them. He was giving them instructions on how to impeach Trump. Make it all look legal. Leave no room for error. Keep it on the downlow.

      Rice realized she was being set up again like when they sent her out with fake talking points during Benghazi. She took the fall for Hillary then, because it was understood Hillary was the next president.

      It wasn’t a CYA memo for Obama but for herself. Like with the Nuremberg trials, Rice would say she was only following orders and point to this memo.

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  25. EJ says:

    This is Barry covering his tail.

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  26. Hawkward says:

    Senator Grassley’s letter asked a number of good questions of Ambassador Rice. I would have also included these questions:

    1. Why did you send the email only to yourself? Generally, meeting minutes are sent to all of the meeting attendees.

    2. Do you think the meeting attendees would find your notes of the meeting to be complete and accurate?

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  27. Brant says:

    Regardless of the, “I didn’t mean that.” when it comes to her being questioned about the email, I think this is the first direct red line to Obama from any of this/these people. At the very least, he will be called to testify as part of that email….especially, if all the other people are questioned.

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  28. Zippy says:

    The Dan Bongino Show
    Ep. 654 More Strange Occurrences

    With 3 ‘Hops,’ NSA Gets Millions Of Phone Records
    July 31, 2013

    https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=207195207

    (This has now been reduced to 2 hops)

    “If the average person called 40 unique people, three-hop analysis would allow the government to mine the records of 2.5 million Americans when investigating one suspected terrorist.” …or a spy or agent of a foreign power

    A FISA warrant allows retroactive searches of huge quantities of such material. Thus, the reason why Carter Page was targeted even after he left the Trump team.

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    • Zippy says:

      BTW, today’s show expands upon the excellent Brennan as puppet master dot connecting from yesterday’s show. Harry Reed in August of 2016 sent a letter to the FBI demanding an investigation, that letter containing materials only found in the Steele dossier and sent only days after he had a very unusual meeting with Brennan who later claims he didn’t see the dossier until that December. Brennan has recently publicly criticized the FBI for not verifying the information in the dossier, but since it came from foreign sources, that would have exclusively been the CIA’s job.

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  29. Donna in Oregon says:

    The Rice email to herself and making everyone sign non-disclosure statements in the Secret Society……

    Just in case the destruction of evidence, altering documents, and lying wasn’t enough.

    Just a normal day in the Obama admin.

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  30. weneedmorerules says:

    I love this letter to Rice. I think the white hats (particularly including Sessions) have identified all the rats and are just about encircling them all to be sure no one escapes.

    These questions to Rice…I think they already have the answers to many of them and are just toying with her and seeing what her responses are. I suspect her responses will be “crickets” or “I don’t recall”. Whatever her responses are is irrelevant. Just squeezing a rat and seeing what happens. Cause and effect.

    Remember, the White Hats now have access to all the intelligence. The WHats may have obtained their own valid FISA warrants for surveilling the true Russian colluders.

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  31. Thomas_Pain-1961 says:

    Hillary called Obama on the night of the election. Hillary said she called Obama to apologize for losing the election, but that is most likely a lie. Did they have a meltdown together, or were they going over legal options to challenge the election in court? I think its the former, because Hillary didn’t show up election night. I would like to think she was distraught for contemplating the legal jeopardy her loss put her in, but Hillary would have to have a conscience to fear that she will now have to pay the jailer and Hillary hasn’t shown us much of a conscience..

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