585 Days Since Susan Rice Email Was Exposed – Content Still Redacted, Why?….

On February 8th, 2018, Senator Lindsey Graham first revealed an inauguration day email from Susan Rice to herself. That’s 585 days ago and yet we still don’t know what is behind the removed and classified paragraph.  Why is this being kept hidden?

(L-R) Ruemmler, Obama, Monaco and Rice

At 12:15pm on January 20th, 2017, Obama’s outgoing National Security Advisor Susan Rice wrote a memo-to-self. Many people have called this her “CYA” (cover your ass) memo, from the position that Susan Rice was protecting herself from consequences if the scheme against President Trump was discovered. Here’s the email:

On January 5, following a briefing by IC leadership on Russian hacking during the 2016 Presidential election, President Obama had a brief follow-on conversation with FBI Director Jim Corney and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates in the Oval Office. Vice President Biden and I were also present.

President Obama began the conversation by stressing his continued commitment to ensuring that every aspect of this issue is handled by the Intelligence and law enforcement communities “by the book“.

The President stressed that he is not asking about, initiating or instructing anything from a law enforcement perspective. He reiterated that our law enforcement team needs to proceed as it normally would, by the book.

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.

[Redacted Classified Section of Unknown length]

The President asked Corney to inform him if anything changes in the next few weeks that should affect how we share classified information with the incoming team. Corney said he would.

Susan Rice ~ (pdf link)

This has the hallmarks of an Obama administration justification memo, written by an outgoing National Security Advisor Susan Rice to document why there have been multiple false and misleading statements given to incoming President Trump and his officials.

This is not a “CYA” memo per se’, this appears to be a justification memo for use AFTER the Trump-Russia collusion/conspiracy narrative collapsed; if the impeachment effort failed.

The “By The Book” aspect refers to President Obama and Susan Rice being told by CIA Director John Brennan, FBI Director James Comey, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, that President Trump was the subject of an active counterintelligence investigation….  Yet, Rice denies ever knowing about Trump being under investigation.

So with that investigation concluded, why doesn’t Senator Lindsey Graham release the full email content, including the classified and redacted aspects which remain hidden?

Susan Rice responded to Senator Graham’s letter through her attorney Kathryn Ruemmler. Ms. Ruemmler is now the global co-chairman of the Latham & Watkins white collar criminal defense practice; she formerly served as White House Counsel to Obama.

Ruemmler’s letter stated there was nothing unusual about Rice’s email memorializing a White House meeting two weeks after the meeting occurred, January 5, 2017.  Additionally, Ms. Rice’s lawyer said her client was completely unaware of the FBI investigation into President Trump at the time she made the draft on January 20th.

Ruemmler’s letter on behalf of Rice states:

The memorandum to file drafted by Ambassador Rice memorialized an important national security discussion between President Obama and the FBI Director and the Deputy Attorney General. President Obama and his national security team were justifiably concerned about potential risks to the Nation’s security from sharing highly classified information about Russia with certain members of the Trump transition team, particularly Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.

In light of concerning communications between members of the Trump team and Russian officials, before and after the election, President Obama, on behalf of his national security team, appropriately sought the FBI and the Department of Justice’s guidance on this subject. In the conversation Ambassador Rice documented, there was no discussion of Christopher Steele or the Steele dossier, contrary to the suggestion in your letter.

Given the importance and sensitivity of the subject matter, and upon the advice of the White House Counsel’s Office, Ambassador Rice created a permanent record of the discussion. Ambassador Rice memorialized the discussion on January 20, because that was the first opportunity she had to do so, given the particularly intense responsibilities of the National Security Advisor during the remaining days of the Administration and transition.

Ambassador Rice memorialized the discussion in an email sent to herself during the morning of January 20, 2017. The time stamp reflected on the email is not accurate, as Ambassador Rice departed the White House shortly before noon on January 20.

While serving as National Security Advisor, Ambassador Rice was not briefed on the existence of any FBI investigation into allegations of collusion between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia, and she later learned of the fact of this investigation from Director Comey’s subsequent public testimony.

Ambassador Rice was not informed of any FISA applications sought by the FBI in its investigation, and she only learned of them from press reports after leaving office.

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Everything about this Susan Rice email, including the explanations from her lawyer Kathryn H. Ruemmler, is sketchy and suspicious.  The sketchy extends to Senator Graham’s lack of action to declassify the redacted paragraph.

Nothing about this is passing the sniff test…

Left to right: Kathryn H. Ruemmler, President Obama, Lisa Monaco and Susan Rice.

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296 Responses to 585 Days Since Susan Rice Email Was Exposed – Content Still Redacted, Why?….

  1. PBR says:

    NSA director Rice not knowing something important to National Security???

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    • It was the video’s fault.

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    • dginga says:

      I find it rather remarkable that Obama’s National Security Advisor does not appear to know the name of the DIRECTOR OF THE FBI under Obama. In her CYA email she refers to him repeatedly as “Jim Corney.” She was supposedly in the meeting. We’re they NEVER introduced? Heck! I’m just a deplorable from GA and I know the guy’s name for heaven’s sake!

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      • neal s says:

        There has been a mistake made somewhere in the optical character recognition, and nobody has bothered to correct it. Too many people trust too much either in technology, or in the work of others.

        Don’t fall into that trap. Look at the referenced PDF for yourself.

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        • Tom says:

          happily, they and their globalist empress fell into that trap, because of their hubris – and the evidence is indelible, despite their bleach-bit. but they’re old, and don’t understand such things.

          nsa has it all, and has been ordered to hand it all over to barr/durham – if they do nothing with it, a certain orange man will do so, in his own good time.

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      • MagaMia says:

        dginga, The “Corney” reference was noticed by some of us down thread. John70 and neal s correctly identify the misspelling as likely an OCR issue. Comey is correctly spelled in the Rice memo provided via the pdf link. Mystery solved!

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  2. John55 says:

    >>”… why doesn’t Senator Lindsey Graham release the full email content, including the classified and redacted aspects which remain hidden?”

    Graham, and the rest of the Senate Republicans, seem to be committed to protecting the coup plotters. There are a great many things which they could and should be doing if this was not the case. You only have to look at the House Democrats to see what a political party can do when it’s motivated to act.

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  3. TradeBait says:

    None of this about justice – it’s about control. Who controls the world is the theme. If it was about justice everybody would be treated equally with equivalent penalties for perps. The case was built against the perps by the perps long ago. All is known, documented, and easily confirmed. So delays in execution of legal recourse are by choice of those in control.

    POTUS has control along with MI. We will see if they are who they claim to be. Personally I am losing patience, however, that does not mean the white hats are not hard at work doing things we never see or hear about to clean up this disastrous mess. So I have entered “believe it when I see it” mode as it pertains to equal justice under the law.

    Excuse me while I yawn.

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    • Zippy says:

      “the white hats are not hard at work doing things we never see or hear”

      There, fixed it. If there’s anything like that going on, we’d have seen SOME evidence of it by now.

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  4. dwpender says:

    Lisa Monaco.

    Before Fox disgracefully banned him from all its platforms, Chris Farrell of Judicial Watch (former DIA) was a frequent guest on Dobbs. I remember Chris remarking that we should focus on the role of Lisa Monaco as WH liaison in the nefarious spying shenanigans of the last Administration.

    I have rarely heard Ms. Monaco’s name since Chris “disappeared.” I trust him, however, to be “over the target” far more than I do Hannity.

    I hope we ultimately learn a lot about her role.

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    • dd_sc says:

      She’s definitely one that has gone silent; showed up once on CNN early on in Nunes’ investigation.

      After working on the Enron trial, she joined FBI Director Robert Meuller’s staff and worked her way up to Chief of Staff.

      I suspect she was on the short list for several of H. Clinton’s cabinet posts.

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  5. askandgettruth says:

    this is all a protection racket was from day one. who is going to be the PATSY ??? you can bet it will not be the big crooks. the seeds of revolution have been sown.

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    • askandgettruth says:

      the ones that need prison time [ the clinton crime wave ] will never be held to justice, unless we the people demand it.the fires of revolution have been burning for some time now and will only spread as this country destroys itself.

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  6. Mike in a Truck says:

    Why, some may ask are the Republicans dragging their feet exposing and going after all the criminals? Blackmail. I truly believe that many of them have been blackmailed. The only Republican I’m voting for in 2020 is PDJT. The rest can go to hell- which is where they will end up anyway.

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    • Ginny Plagemann says:

      I agree and have long thought this to be true. The left will do ANYTHING for their agenda. Intimidation and threats I’m sure are all part of their program to keep people in check. I’m not sure if we can save our beautiful country. People need to wake up and see that we are being replaced…These invaders are coming to our country to escape socialism..,if they only knew how they were gonna be used..The left has lost control and they know it. Without “gun control” they have no other recourse but to replace us..IMHO. I will vote for PDJT also in 2020..Have a good day!

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    • mike kiralla says:

      remember the NSA, and Mad Maxine said 0bama has everything on everybody.
      that’s for blackmailing anybody that gets in the way
      I believe this to be true also

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    • TPW says:

      Too bad some deplorable with pull can’t come up with adds against Graham’s inaction followed by a big fat why? We have to start going after these people and using our campaign dollars to attack the republican enemy instead of just support for his competition. I think the money would be better spent that way agree?

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    • askandgettruth says:

      black mail has been clinton’s way since he and the witch were born. the day they leave this planet will be a blessing to mankind

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  7. Juvenal says:

    In my opinion, the delay may be due to getting all of the conspirators in one fell swoop. Otherwise, putting a low level slug on trial will alert the others about how the prosecution intends to proceed. It is like that in RICO cases.

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    • Zippy says:

      Which is why, as an example, the FISA “investigation” limits its scope to Page alone, the point of that being to make very limited-scope investigations so each “investigation” CANNOT CONNECT WITHIN ITSELF even a FEW of the dots which would then lead to an official recognition of a seditious criminal conspiracy as Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch has called it?

      There will be no “fell swoop.” There will be a “whimper and death” of the intentionally dragged out and dissected, fragmented scandal “investigation.”

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  8. Dealing with all these Swamp creatures is like a giant game of whack-a-mole. You knock ’em down and they pop up somewhere else.

    Lindsey Graham is a good actor, nothing else. Probably his greatest performance was during the Kavanaugh hearing – he should have gotten some kind of entertainment award.

    Would I trust the Senator for one second, the way I trust and support our President Trump? Hell no. Never. We have to realize that our POTUS is pretty much a one man show, a super “small group” that can be trusted to do whatever is necessary to keep our Country great and safe from harm from all enemies, domestic and foreign.

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  9. meadowlarkspring says:

    Certainly should be declassified after she took time to write on January 17, 2017 on the whitehouse blog about her incoming successor. It would be interesting to see whatever is classified matches up with what she supposedly told House Intelligence investigators about unmaskings of senior Trump officials.

    Reflecting on the National Security Council’s Greatest Asset: Its People
    JANUARY 17, 2017 AT 8:20 AM ET
    BY AMBASSADOR SUSAN RICE

    https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/blog/2017/01/17/reflecting-nscs-greatest-asset-its-people-0

    -snip-

    Since the November election, I have had the opportunity to sit down with my successor to provide my candid and best advice about the national security challenges the incoming administration will face, and how to shape an NSC staff to address them. That advice will remain private; the President-elect has won the opportunity to build the national security team he needs. But as this Administration wraps up the most professional and responsible national security transition possible, as NSC staff reform remains a subject of debate in Washington, I wanted to offer some more general reflections on the critical role of the NSC staff in meeting the challenges of today and tomorrow.

    -snip-

    -snip-
    As I prepare to leave government, I am confident they will continue to serve the next Commander-in-Chief with the same skill and dedication. And that’s exactly what the American people expect and deserve.
    -snip-

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    • meadowlarkspring says:

      Susan Rice wasn’t too busy to do this hour long interview either on January 17, 2017.

      Tuesday 01/17/2017
      An hour with National Security Advisor Susan Rice.

      https://charlierose.com/videos/29721

      -snip-

      02:01Charlie Rose: What are your impressions of Michael Flynn?

      02:04Susan Rice: Well, Charlie, I can’t say that I know him well. We have spent a number of hours together in our meetings where I’ve been trying very hard to make sure that we are giving him the information he needs and the new team needs to succeed.

      02:22Charlie Rose: You must have an impression of his curiosity, his intellect, his sense of values and judgments?

      02:28Susan Rice: It’s not appropriate for me to characterize my successor. I will say this, he’s been civil and respectful. Our meetings have been constructive, and I think we are doing the business that we are meant to do together of affecting this handoff. From the National Security Council’s point of view, we’ve been working since the beginning of the year, 2016, that is, to prepare for this transition, obviously without knowing to whom we would be handing off. I’ve personally reviewed over 100 transition memos to General Flynn and those on his team. In addition to that, at the lower levels, we’ve prepared another 175 pieces of paper. There’s a huge volume of material that we have provided to them for their consumption and, on top of that, we’ve sat down for many hours to talk through the most salient challenges that they’ll face and to be responsive to their questions and concerns.

      -snip-

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      • Beau Geste says:

        Rice forgot to add:
        ‘Except “We” did not tell General Flynn “We” were spying on him and the President-elect, and PDJT’s entire staff, and were planning to try to entrap them as an “insurance policy”, to “**** Flynn and then **** Trump”. “We” did not tell him that our coup attempt would be the worst national security threat the nation has ever faced.’

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  10. Carrie says:

    Um, I’m on Daily Mail everyday- thanks! I even try to recruit Democrat friends and even one of my Democrat doctors who showed me a picture of him with Jerry Nadler! (puke! he was laughing at my reaction).

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  11. Zippy says:

    Why is the Rice email still redacted? Simple. Most likely for the same reason Mifsud obviously hasn’t been interviewed as revealed a few weeks ago by John Solomon who said that Mifsud’s lawyer told him that Mifsud is willing to testify that he was working for WESTERN intel agencies:

    Because it would probably reveal in a very simple to understand fashion that there was in fact a seditious criminal conspiracy coming from BHO’s WH. That revelation would then defeat the goal of the current, intentionally delayed and fragmented, limited scope, “investigation” obfuscation attempt.

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    • Zippy says:

      And why isn’t PDJT adequately pressing this issue among many others? Perhaps for the same reason others within “the system” fear doing so: people who do not have squeaky clean backgrounds fear skeletons in their closet which might be known to intel agencies or even LE agencies. Recall that Deep Throat was the Associate Director of the FBI.

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  12. EstebanWV says:

    Ms Ruemmler was Weissman’s partner in crime in destroying Arthur Anderson and Enron. She left that DOJ team and went to the Whitehouse. See Sydney Powell’s book License to Lie.

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  13. RJ says:

    Susan Rice…pond scum, nothing more much less.

    The souls of Benghazi await her descendency into Hell as they fly above in Heaven!

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  14. thomas says:

    I’m start to think lindsey and a few other rinos knew what Obama and his cronies were doing to Trump.. Maybe he’s covering his own behind..??

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    • Mr e-man says:

      Lindsay was part of the coup attempt. He didn’t like Trump either. Trump would upset the swamp status quo which is what Lindsay is all about.

      Think about it. We all know something very nefarious went on. The Senate is controlled by Republicans which means Grahams committee could be investigating this just as vociferously as Nadler in the House is working on impeachment.

      Yet what investigation is Lindsay doing? Hardly anything. It’s just a show.

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  15. noswamp says:

    The democrats will throw you in jail and have hundreds of Federal officers at your doorstep in minutes, with helicopters, Seal teams, Swat teams, and the alphabet soup of agencies to perp walk you to jail. (Roger Stone). And still conduct false investigations using Congress against you.

    The Republicans, hand wring, keep things classified, offers rumors, lie and cover up (Graham and Wray), and protect the establishment by REFUSING to prosecute. (Barr). That is our justice system today. The Republicans have no spine, no guts, and if this keeps up, will reduce turnout for Trump. Because the country will realize that we no longer have rule of law, but rule of law for the powerful and the rule of law for those not connected to the Deep State. Its a shame. When I see Barr prosecute, I will believe it until then I am doubtful anything will happen to these coup plotters.

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    • dollops says:

      Sadly, the uniparty swamp appears to be biding its time, stalling, misdirecting and making minor concessions to President Trump, and waiting him out. They expect that their gravy train will roll on as before once Trump is out of office. When The Donald commented, after a short time in the WH, that the job was harder than he expected, that is likely what he was referring to.
      God help the USA and this remarkable president.

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  16. Tom says:

    the international relations angle, interwoven into the plot, was central to the “insurance policy”, as no-one could ever expose THAT, no matter what transpired – now could they? the insurance policy was as much to protect the plotters as to halt/bring down DT; the involvement of 5 eyes chief alexander downer is proof of it.

    but brennan, clapper, comey, ‘andy’, strzok et. al. are incompetent hacks and yahoos (who believed they were in the employ of a ‘higher power’, a secret and non-existent globalist one-world government, rather than the u.s. government) apparently ignorant of a sacred tenet of the 5 eyes agreement:

    thou shalt not EVER use one of thine own assets against another eye. by giving the equally incompetent steele (with his silly little ‘consultancy’) a central role in the whole rinky-dink business, having employed him for years previously, that is exactly what the plotters exposed themselves as having done.

    uk ‘intelligence’ cannot be happy about steele having to testify about these matters at the high court in london – and the uk government (which has been rather preoccupied with the weighty matter of brexit) cannot have appreciated the black eye the plotters gave to the ‘special relationship’; nor the crown and head of state, which may explain DT’s full-on state visit, arranged and executed in record time.

    oz cannot be very happy about its former intelligence chief and ambassador being reduced to engaging in vacuous tittle-tattle in a london wine joint with a 20-something nobody; only to create a major, and embarrassing, international diplomatic kerfluffle with our potus – all because the international nobody strzok wanted to play james bond, with an insurance policy to protect himself as he cheated on his wife.

    small wonder that connecticut yankee john durham has been spending so much time travelling to foreign diplomatic courts – hopefully he’s had rooms with a view.

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    • Mr e-man says:

      “but brennan, clapper, comey, ‘andy’, strzok et. al. are incompetent hacks”

      Not a single one has been charged with a crime and they are now suing for wrongful termination. They also have authored books making lots of money from publishers even if the book itself fails to make a profit.

      Incompetent hacks don’t get away with it and get paid millions in the process.

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      • Tom says:

        oh yes they do – until they don’t. their road to heaven has been paved with bad intentions and baloney sandwiches – if i were potus, i’d approve all their security clearances, and monitor them to hell. patience is a virtue, in these circumstances.

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  17. Dan Patterson says:

    I see the comments turning from “Patience”, “Timing”, “Cold Anger”, “3-D Chess”, and the like. There are more “WTH??!!”, “Why?”, and “Swamp Protection Agency” along with screams of disbelief.
    Do not be fooled. You have been had.
    Not by DJT – his is the best shot any of us have or have had for Constitutional governance.
    No, but by the un-elected puppeteers, the elite, the overseers, they who are paid fealty by me and you. And there is NOT ONE THING we can do about it. You will bend at the knee and pay your duty to your betters.
    Law enforcement is on the side of the enemy, justice is both blind and numb, the Bill of Rights is subjective.
    Nothing to be done.
    NOTHING.
    Remember when Clinton appeared with his cabinet in the Rose Garden to re-dedicate his heathen life to get “back to work for the Amerrcun people”? Supported loudly by the press, Donna Shalala hurrah-ing with that victorious grin? This is that redux. They wiped their bottoms and smeared it on your face. Like it?
    How long has the “coming storm” been coming, hmmm? What are we going to do, have the enemy overtaken by Alzheimer’s and arthritis? Will we put another empty suit up against the armored columns and have them be astounded at our very humanity, so much so that they surrender? Mitt Romney/John McCain anybody? No? How about Jeff Sessions and William Barr then?
    The upper reaches of the US Government are polluted beyond limits and will not be cleansed except by an unspeakable action. History teaches us very clearly.
    The rest of the exercise is one of either futility or self-delusion.

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  18. arze says:

    Just a few ruffles and flourishes to ponder….

    1] Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice was no longer a government official when Buy The Book/”Note to File [TOP SECRET, Record]” was emailed at 12:15 p.m. on Jan. 20, 2017

    2] Thus she had zero authority to be handling TOP SECRET information; and Pres. Obama and Vice Pres. Biden had zero authority to classify anything anymore, as they too were out of office.

    3] Rice sent this to herself and to Curtis R. Ried.

    Who is Curtis Ried?

    In 2016 he was “National Security Council Director of Multilateral Affairs and LGBTI Rights”, according to this, see below link:

    https://www.washingtonblade.com/2016/03/12/samantha-power-lgbt-equality-not-special-category-of-rights/

    Curtis Ried now is a “Political Officer, US Embassy Jerusalem”, according to the Israel Democracy Institute from July 2019

    https://en.idi.org.il/events/27140

    Also:
    https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/blog/2011/06/24/marking-progress-lgbt-americans-foreign-affairs

    4] a) [[[(2) ‘‘Top Secret’’ original classification authority may be delegated only by the President, the Vice President, or an agency head or official designated pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of this section.]]] – which would be: “agency heads and officials designated by the President” who was no longer in office
    4] b) [[[(1) ‘‘Top Secret’’ shall be applied to information, the unauthorized disclosure of which reasonably could be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security that the original classification authority is able to identify or describe.]]]

    5] [[[Sec. 1.7. Classification Prohibitions and Limitations.
    (a) In no case shall information be classified, continue to be maintained as classified, or fail to be declassified in order to:
    (1) conceal violations of law, inefficiency, or administrative error;
    (2) prevent embarrassment to a person, organization, or agency;
    (3) restrain competition; or
    (4) prevent or delay the release of information that does not require protection in the interest of the national security.]]]

    See:
    https://www.archives.gov/isoo/policy-documents/cnsi-eo.html

    Also, see:

    https://thefederalist.com/2018/02/15/susan-rice-email-means-time-question-obamas-involvement-russiagate/

    -30-

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  19. Tom says:

    the international relations angle, interwoven into the plot, was central to the “insurance policy”, as no-one could ever expose THAT, no matter what transpired – now could they? the insurance policy was as much to protect the plotters as to halt/bring down DT; the involvement of aussie 5 eyes chief alexander downer is proof of it.but brennan, clapper, comey, ‘andy’, strzok et. al. are incompetent d.c. hacks and yahoos (who believed they were in the employ of a ‘higher power’, a secret and non-existent globalist one-world government, rather than the u.s. government) apparently ignorant of a sacred tenet of the 5 eyes agreement:thou shalt not EVER use one of thine own assets against another eye. by giving the equally incompetent steele (with his silly little ‘consultancy’) a central role in the whole rinky-dink business, having employed him for years previously, that is exactly what the plotters exposed themselves as having done.
    uk ‘intelligence’ cannot be happy about steele having to testify about these matters at the high court in london – making it impossible for them to snuff him – and the uk government (which has been rather preoccupied with the weighty matter of brexit) cannot have appreciated the black eye the plotters gave to the ‘special relationship’; nor the crown and head of state, which may explain DT’s full-on state visit, arranged and executed in record time – damn the proggy torpedoes that prevented it previously.oz cannot be very happy about its former intelligence chief and ambassador being reduced to engaging in vacuous tittle-tattle in a london wine joint with a 20-something nobody; only to create a major, and embarrassing, international diplomatic kerfluffle with our potus – all because the international nobody strzok wanted to play james bond, with an insurance policy to protect himself as he cheated on his wife.small wonder that connecticut yankee john durham has been spending so much time travelling to foreign diplomatic courts – hopefully he’s had rooms with a view.

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  20. Mr e-man says:

    You help Trump by sending money, by getting out and drumming up support for his reelection, by talking to your neighbors, by telling the truth, by fighting back.

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  21. BoDeen says:

    When she said that Obama wanted things done “by the book” I always assumed he was talking about Alinsky’s book. What other book do they even know of?

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  22. Tom says:

    the international relations angle, interwoven into the plot, was central to the “insurance policy”, as no-one could ever expose THAT, no matter what transpired – now could they?

    the insurance policy was as much to protect the plotters as to halt/bring down DT; the involvement of aussie 5 eyes chief alexander downer is proof of it. but brennan, clapper, comey, ‘andy’, strzok et. al. are all incompetent d.c. hacks and yahoos (who believed they were in the employ of a ‘higher power’, a secret and non-existent globalist one-world government/neo-comintern, rather than the u.s. government) apparently ignorant of a sacred tenet of the 5 eyes agreement:

    thou shalt not EVER use one of thine own assets against another eye. by giving the equally incompetent steele (with his silly little ‘consultancy’) a central role in the whole rinky-dink business, having employed him for years previously, that is exactly what the plotters exposed themselves as having done.

    uk ‘intelligence’ cannot be happy about steele having to testify about these matters at the high court in london – making it impossible for them to snuff him – and the uk government (which has been rather preoccupied with the weighty matter of brexit) cannot have appreciated the black eye the plotters gave to the ‘special relationship’ with Eye #1; nor the crown and head of state, which may explain DT’s full-on state visit, arranged and executed in record time – damn the proggy torpedoes that prevented it previously.

    oz cannot be very happy about its former intelligence chief and ambassador being reduced to engaging in vacuous tittle-tattle in a london wine joint with a 20-something nobody; only to create a major, and embarrassing, international diplomatic kerfluffle with our potus – all because the international nobody strzok wanted to play james bond, with an insurance policy to protect himself as he betrayed his country and cheated on his wife.

    small wonder that connecticut yankee john durham has been spending so much time travelling to distant foreign diplomatic courts – hopefully he’s had rooms with a view.

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    • Roger That! says:

      Hey SD,
      You sort of describe this “insurance policy” as a ship of incompetent fools, bumbling all over themselves. Fact is, they almost made it a success! And they still ain’t done yet.
      If POTUS (and his few helpers) were a less capable person — it would have worked!
      And we’re still not out of the woods yet with the forces that want to keep pressing this debacle.
      If we don’t get some rocket-propelled, mega MAGA disclosure (ALL of it?!) in laying out “truth” (such that normies will become awake) … I’m afraid of what the next 10 years will bring.
      Just sayin’.
      (PS Thanks for all the work and analysis you do! It’s great and we need it.)

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  23. iwasthere says:

    IMHO, this confirms that all we are going to get is the limited hangout of the FISA abuse. We are never going to get the Why behind the FISA abuse – and why was that? Its’ the retroactive cover for the massive illegal surveillance at the DOJ-CI office partially disclosed in the 99 page FISA order. Lindsey is part of that cover-up, I’m sure he has the un-redacted FISA order. And the reason for the cover-up? Because if the full truth got out about how Obama politically weaponized the FISA database, it would seriously endanger the renewal of the Patriot Act surveillance systems. And so, for the good of the country, and the need to stop CONUS terror attacks blah blah, a bunch of stuff is going to stay classified. Instead, we get to go down the rabbit hole of the FISA warrant abuse. Working like a charm so far.

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    • Zippy says:

      EXACTLY!!! There are SO MANY avenues to QUICK, SIMPLE and -CRUSHING- revelations of a seditious criminal conspiracy that are NOT being taken and none of the piecemeal “investigations” are of a wide enough scope to WITHIN ONE INVESTIGATION provide an obvious connection of dots which would make that conspiracy obvious. Instead, we have individual, inadequate “investigations” of a complex web of intrigue that each take FAR longer than they should.

      On the unreasonable “FISA abuse will get them” hope:

      FISA Court Rolls Over, Plays Dead
      Aug 28, 2013

      https://www.forbes.com/sites/jennifergranick/2013/08/28/fisa-court-rolls-over-plays-dead/#2b26114763ae

      A newly declassified opinion shows FISA court “oversight” in the face of egregious, unconstitutional and potentially criminal government misconduct means nothing.

      Last week, thanks to the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s excellent FOIA work, we got the gift of a newly declassified 2011 FISA court opinion. The opinion finds that the government misled the FISA court for over three years about the details of its illegal and unconstitutional surveillance programs. These lies hid from the court the fact that every year, the NSA is collecting at least 56,000 emails – and possibly many more — between innocent Americans who have no foreign connections and are suspected of no crimes. That’s bad, but the worst part of it is, when the government’s lies were finally exposed the FISA court demanded … that NSA analysts read our private messages right away, so they can be used or deleted more quickly. In other words, the government got not a slap on the wrist, but a pat on the back.

      This was the third lie in less than three years that the FISA court had learned about. The judge described one such pattern of lying in Footnote 14 of this newly declassified opinion. There, the clearly outraged judge said the NSA had misrepresented so frequently and systematically how it conducted its program to collect and query Americans’ phone call records that the agency had utterly subverted the Court-mandated oversight regime for that program.

      So what did the court do when it found out it had been lied to, that purely domestic communications were fair game, that untold numbers of innocent people were being illegally spied on, and that all the safeguards in place needed to be rethought?

      Nothing, really. The court suggested the NSA should train its analysts to notice when their queries turned up an MCT – i.e., an Internet transaction containing multiple messages — and then to look carefully at all the by-catch. If existing procedures allowed them to use anything in those purely domestic messages that they were never supposed to have collected in the first place, great! Otherwise, only after collection and review, should the information be deleted. The NSA adopted this approach, and continues to blithely collect Internet transactions containing wholly domestic communications between innocent Americans to this day.

      So in the face of illegal, unconstitutional and potentially criminal conduct — conduct about which the NSA repeatedly lied to the FISA court — the FISA court “corrected” the problem by requiring … banner warnings that something might be an MCT, and an extra round of review by NSA analysts. The real problem – that the NSA regularly collects Americans’ most private communications that the law does not permit it to collect and lies about it to the FISA court – was simply waved away.

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      • Zippy says:

        “There are SO MANY avenues to QUICK, SIMPLE and -CRUSHING- revelations of a seditious criminal conspiracy that are NOT being taken”

        Which, if they actually wanted to reveal that a conspiracy had taken place would be the FIRST thing it would be logical to do… ask just a few KEY people a few key questions… like Joseph Mifsud for instance, the claimed “agent of Russia” who was actually working for western intel.

        That would then reveal in a very simple fashion that there WAS a conspiracy and thereby garner more of what WILL be needed for equal justice under the law in this case, mainstream public attention.

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  24. meadowlarkspring says:

    Why not declassify? I mean after all, the baton was passed.

    Passing the Baton 2017: America’s Role in the World

    https://www.usip.org/events/passing-baton-2017-americas-role-world

    -snip-

    During the event, National Security Advisor Rice addressed the audience before ceremonially “passing the baton” to her designated successor, Lt. Gen. Flynn.

    -snip-

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    • Tom says:

      when was the last time we saw anyone, let alone a high official, seriously tried for sedition? not since the civil war and the suspension of habeas corpus.

      it’s been a long time, but that’s where we are again – and every ‘i’ must be dotted and every ‘t’ crossed to make sedition/treason stick. it requires much patience and due diligence.

      ‘enough rope’ and enough time are necessary, before the culprits realize that their true masters will not/cannot save them – because they have big and complicated problems of their own.

      an omen for them:

      https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/10/soros-offers-rare-praise-for-trumps-handling-of-huawei-in-trade-war.html

      as jackass jackson famously said: “keep hope alive”

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  25. Lyn says:

    “by the book”

    That is what we call a “tell.” She is inadvertently revealing something. Why would anyone have assumed POTUS would want something not done “by the book” unless they had a reason to believe that based on their previous interactions/work on the matter. By explicitly writing this, or by O explicitly stating this, they are revealing that stuff was not previously done by the book.

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  26. trapper says:

    All right!! A new game!!

    All writings have a flow. One thought leads into another, information building to a conclusion. Often when a piece is taken out it leaves a hole that is disturbing, like music that suddenly skips a beat. Similarly, adding a piece later can also be jarring by the way it interrupts the natural thought progression. You read a piece looking for these interruptions.

    So, let’s take a look at the last sentence before the redaction, and the first sentence after the redaction, to get a feel for the information flow.

    Obama had directed those assembled (Rice, Comey, Yates, and Biden) that during their meetings with the Trump Transition Team they should be

    “mindful to ascertain if there is any reason that we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia.
    [REDACTION}
    “The President asked Corney to inform him if anything changes in the next few weeks”

    What’s missing would appear to be Comey sharing with the gathering the state of the Russia collusion scheme as of January 5, 2017, and whatever reasons for NOT sharing they had determined as of that time. Why would this be redacted? What was the state of the attempted coup as of January 5, 2017? Did Comey tell Obama and Biden something that they wish they hadn’t heard? What might that be?

    It sounds to me like Comey told them they had found NO reason to not share info with the Trump team. He could have been long winded or he could have stated it in one sentence. Either way, plug that into the redaction. It works. They don’t have any excuses to not share at that time, but are to all be on the lookout for any pretense to hold back.

    Now it gets interesting. That would mean as of January 5, 2017, the FBI had already determined with enough certainty for Comey to brief the assembled crew that included the president, that they had nothing on Trump or any of his associates, including already concluding that Flynn’s conversation with Kislyak in December 2016 was a nothingburger.

    Uh oh. Damn Skippy they want that redacted. Think of the damage that does just to their Flynn prosecution. As of January 5, 2017, they got nothin’.

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    • Tom says:

      by george, i think you’ve got it! just as ‘corney’ told DT, no there there – no wonder corney’s so cocky, especially as he’s not going to be prosecuted for leaking. king shark of the shark swamp, resting on his slimy swamp laurels.

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    • Beau Geste says:

      What if comey said
      “we have Trump under counterintelligence surveillance by our 5-eyes allies as part of our ‘insurance plan” we all worked out. We plan to continue secretly spying after he is president, and will try to entrap him into an obstruction charge for impeachment by democrats and corrupt, blackmailed never-trump republicans we control. I will personally interview Trump, and tell him he is NOT under surveillance, which I consider to be ‘by the book’ in my own personal interpretation of 18 USC 1001″.

      That is how it played out

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      • Tom says:

        exactly what was redacted from susie’s little selfie note – graham’s not the only one with an unredacted copy; as she sent it, in full, to her globalist gay boyfriend ries

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  27. Gil Stonebarger says:

    ask swamp dweller WILLIAM BARR

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  28. meadowlarkspring says:

    All this is about for me is the Obama administration who really didn’t want to pass the baton. It was a non-peaceful transition of power. All those folks (like lindsey graham, madeline albright, tom Cotton, John Kerry, Susan Rice, etc…) who spoke at the U.S. Institute for Peace pass the baton conference on January 9 & 10, who read about the dossier that day in media and a couple days later who read about the leak to david ignatius of the washington post of the flynn-kislyak call who haven’t done everything in their power to uncover the real issue of a non-peaceful transition of power from the obama administration to the trump administration failed their constitutional duty.

    To me, the FISA IG investigation results is what we are supposed to direct our outrage at. Not me. My outrage is at the stupid baton passing ceremony that happened on January 10, 2017 and those who spoke at it who have tried to justify their lack of action.

    https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/files/USIP_Passing-The-Baton_program.pdf

    The White House
    Office of the Press Secretary
    For Immediate Release
    January 10, 2017
    National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Remarks at “Passing the Baton” Conference
    U.S. Institute of Peace
    Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/10/national-security-advisor-susan-e-rices-remarks-passing-baton-conference

    -snip-

    So, General Flynn inherits a vital job at a challenging time. And, while it’s no secret that this Administration has profound disagreements with the next one, I intend to make myself available to him, just as my predecessors have for me. We are all patriots first and foremost. Threats to our security and democracy should be above partisanship. As President George H.W. Bush wrote to President Clinton after their own electoral battle, “Your success is now our country’s success. I am rooting hard for you.” General Flynn, I am rooting hard for you.

    -snip-

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  29. Concerrnedcitizen says:

    The photo of Obama, et al could be captioned: Nest of leftist vipers scheming to deprive Americans of their Civil Rights.

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  30. islandpalmtrees says:

    Senator Lindsey Graham is one of the first four members to call for the Russian Collusion investigation. So don’t think anything he says is believable or will benefit of President Trump.

    Senator Lindsey Graham’s best friend is John McCain. John McCain openly hated President Trump. So don’t think anything he says is believable or will benefit of President Trump.

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  31. islandpalmtrees says:

    Susan Rice was one of the conspirators who met with Comey. The day before Comey, met with President Trump. Comey’s meeting is a matter of record and it was intended to entrap President Trump. What do you think Rice was doing the day before with Comey, talking about the good old days, So don’t think anything Rice is saying is to the benefit of President Trump. It’s to provide Rice with cover.

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  32. islandpalmtrees says:

    Last but not least, I hope. We know that the Senate is totally corrupt.

    So, who is from the Senate, Lindsey Graham

    And, who came up with a Redacted Classified Section of Unknown length] of Rice memo, Lindsey Graham.

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  33. Tom says:

    a large part of the pathologies of our society has to do with our craving for instant gratification; that we have developed over 6 decades as ‘consumers’ rather than citizens. one result of it has been ‘just-in-time’ out-of-season food delivered to our supermarkets, that goes bad within days – we all hate it, but we brought it upon ourselves.

    revenge is a dinner best served cold, and we will have it in the fullness of time – and they (including graham cracker, if he’s a liar) will have their just desserts, under the law; the ingredients to make a good cake must be ground ‘exceeding fine’, which is exactly what is going on now; we must assume that barr/ durham are grinding away, in accordance with the law. if not, DT will get rid of them and do the job himself, once he’s re-elected.

    our lack of faith in our ‘justice system’ is understandable because it has been so betrayed for so long (who’s fault is that, except for citizens who were too busy shopping to notice or care?). when we doubt the legitimacy of constitutional processes because they are protracted, we only lose further faith in ourselves – and that is exactly what the left wants to see, as they play their dirty
    extra-constitutional games to turn the u.s. into the u.s.s.r.

    keep.eyes.on.prize

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  34. Midnite says:

    I just had an epiphany! Taking a cue from the general topic of discussion, they’re deciding what information they can share with the incoming admin. right? Well, one little tidbit of information they have, or at least we’ve been led to believe they have is the National Security letter from the UK addressed to Rice and Flynn acknowledging the unreliability of Steele’s information.

    What if the redacted portion of that email to self is about what to do with that letter? We know Rice has a copy and we know from Sidney’s filings that Flynn doesn’t…so how is it possible that a hand delivered letter to their respective staffs, goes undelivered to Flynn?

    The whole “by the book” narrative becomes crystal clear if we understand that Flynn is under investigation at the time, so they can justify NOT passing on this letter as it goes to the heart of their investigation. The fact that it’s exculpatory information in every regard is irrelevant in their minds and only further justifies the necessity to keep it hidden, not just from Flynn, but from everyone in the Trump orbit.

    No wonder this letter to self is still being redacted…it goes to the heart and soul of the coup against the PDT. If this letter is released it’s because the entire plot is being exposed to the public and BO is right at the nexus of it all.

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