Ben Rhodes -vs- Susan Rice: We Didn’t Know About The FBI Flynn Investigation That Obama Instructed The FBI to Conduct “By The Book”…

It’s always worthwhile to revisit past assertions and denials when presented with new evidence.  Consider this…

During an interview on April 26, 2019, former Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama, Ben Rhodes, told a journalist the Obama White House didn’t even know there was an FBI investigation into President-elect Trump or Michael Flynn.  WATCH:


If the White House didn’t know about an FBI investigation into Michael Flynn (per Ben Rhodes), then how does President Obama tell the FBI to conduct their investigation “by the book” according to Ben Rhodes boss, National Security Advisor Susan Rice.  See the problem?

Not coincidentally, on the same date of this pull-aside meeting between President Obama, James Comey, Sally Yates, Vice-President Biden and Susan Rice (January 5, 2017), likely just prior to the meeting….  President Obama’s chief of staff Denis McDonough had  requested Michael Flynn’s name be unmasked from NSA captures of Russian Ambassador Kislyak surveillance:

Deputy AG Sally Yates testified she didn’t know anything about an intercepted call between Kislyak and Flynn until President Obama told her about it.

… Now Remember Ben, it’s important the FBI conduct the investigation we don’t know about ‘by the book’…

Now we see why that paragraph in the Susan Rice memo is likely redacted.  The paragraph itself is almost certain to contain details about the discussion surrounding incoming Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.


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224 Responses to Ben Rhodes -vs- Susan Rice: We Didn’t Know About The FBI Flynn Investigation That Obama Instructed The FBI to Conduct “By The Book”…

  1. sarasotosfan says:

    Every time Ben Rhodes is going to veer from the truth, his nervous tick, “you know” comes out. His testimony transcript was littered with “you knows” as Gowdy questioned him.

    Liked by 10 people

    • MJJ says:

      Ssarasotosfan is correct, It was President Obama’s Top Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes, that, told the New York Times Magazine that bragged he promoted the “Narrative” that the Obama’s Administration started negotiations with Iran after the supposedly moderate Hassan Rouhani was elected President in 2013. This was an Intentional Lie.

      In fact, the Obama Administration’s negotiations actually began earlier, with the country’s powerful Islamic faction, and the framework for an agreement was hammered out before Rouhani’s election.

      Rhodes whose brother works at CBS News purposely misled journalists to believe a misleading Timeline of U.S. negotiations with Iran over a nuclear agreement and relied on “Inexperienced Reporters”, to create an “Echo Chamber” that helped sway public opinion to Seal the Deal, as New York Magazine reported. “They [the seemingly independent experts] were saying things that validated what we had given them to say.”

      Looks like Ben Rhodes exploits another Inexperience Reporter not asking the right questions and being prepared. The National Security Unmasking and entire Obama Employee Testimony saw no Russian Collusion Under 0ath, only in the Media Mirror just like Ben Rhodes???? Ben

      Liked by 3 people

    • YeahYouRight says:

      He’s just a creative writing major, in over his head! Geez! Quit bullying him!


  2. trapper says:

    I don’t know where you are going. I don’t know what you will do when you get there. I don’t know what that is in your pocket. But remember, don’t do anything illegal, and don’t leave any witnesses.

    Liked by 3 people

    • MJJ says:

      Sounds very familiar to what happen in “Ben” a 1972 American Horror Film about a young boy and his Pet Rat, Ben. The film is a sequel to the film Willard in 1971. A lonely boy named befriends Ben, the leader of the colony of Rats (DNC DemocRATS & Media?) trained by Willard. Ben becomes the boy’s best friend, protecting him from bullying and keeping his spirits up.

      However, things gradually take a downward turn as Ben’s Colony of Rats becomes violent, resulting in several deaths. Eventually, the Police destroy the Rat Colony with flame throwers, but Ben survives and makes his way back to the Boy and tends to the injured Ben, determined not to lose his friend.

      Looks like Ben Rhodes is wondering, worrying, and searching for the right words to explain away the current Unmasking much as former President Obama was doing the other day attacking the DOJ Spy Gate Revelations Documents that the Media Colony can’t hide anymore?


      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        I really like the flamethrower part, but that would probably constitute “cruel and unusual punishment”.

        The hangman’s noose and firing squads work for me. Can’t waste those alcohol swabs before lethal injections (*) because of the virus, you know.

        (*) hat tip to George Carlin.

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      • Derek of Florida says:

        Great analogy! The first movie was “Willard” followed by the sequel, “Ben”. Ben the rat had more balls than these effeminate atheistic dem deep-staters. I hope their fate is like Ernest Borgnine’s character’s fate after Willard (not Mittens) commands his army, “Tear’im apart”!!

        Liked by 1 person

  3. David R. Graham says:

    Eyes down and to the left AND right, and up as well, both sides. Strong tells of a lier lying. Eyes down and left is an interesting tell in that the left side of the body is its feminine side. Ride side is masculine side. Most strokes hit the left side of the body, the feminine side.

    Liked by 3 people

    • bertdilbert says:

      Lots of hand banging on the table too.


    • MJJ says:

      Former FBI Agent Explains How to Detect Lying & Deception | Tradecraft | Deception Detection:
      Link To Think:

      Liked by 1 person

    • jaggggg says:

      At 1:15 the reporter starts to say: “The Republicans on the hill seem to be focused on the dossier”
      Rhodes interrupts: “We had nothing to do with that”….”We weren’t involved in COMMISSIONING the dossier”

      At 2:09, after the reporter talks about the dossier “circulating”, Rhodes ISN’T asked about any INVOLVEMENT with the dossier and yet says:
      “We had nothing to do with this dossier”

      Later he adds “you can have your WITCH HUNT, we did not INITIATE THIS”

      Rhodes answers a question never asked “Did you create the dossier?” yet he adamantly protests that they didn’t “commission ” it, “had nothing to do with this dossier” and “we did not INITIATE this”. Three times he takes pains to proclaim no involvement with the dossier…..not ONCE was he asked if they WERE involved with it.

      Call me crazy but I think questioning Ben Rhodes would be wondrously productive. He can’t lie worth a damn.


  4. “According to The New York Times, the former national-security adviser informed the presidential transition on January 4 that his undisclosed lobbying for Turkey was under scrutiny.”
    David A. Graham
    May 17, 2017. The Atlantic

    Liked by 2 people

  5. clulessgrandpa says:

    If you read Rice’s 1/20 memo to self, someone named Curtis Reid is copied with that memo. Who is he and what did he do with that memo? I believe that That memo was not a CYA memo, but Obama’s direct order to the Deep State. I wonder what Mr. Reid did with that memo?

    Liked by 8 people

  6. free2313 says:

    My first thought when I read the name ‘Ben Rhodes’ was ……… Just Running Scared!!!

    His Roy Orbison interpretation… 🙂


  7. TwoLaine says:

    Like Dude, that was so yesterday.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Philip Gahtan says:

    Lisa and Peter texted every thing thru White House.

    Liked by 3 people

  9. So I caught a headline this morning: “Trump Claims Flynn Unmasking Is Greatest Crime In History Of Galaxy”. I thought “This sounds like they’re trying to limit ObamaGate specifically to the Flynn unmasking alone, rather than the Seditious Coup Attempt using the entire Nat/Sec Apparatus”.

    Now, Andrea Mitchell: “10 thousand unmasking last year, 17 thousand in 2018. Necessary and routine. Can people please stop trying to gaslight us?” To which Nolte asked “How many were in the White House, you %^&* fraud?”

    Right. How many were done in the White House, and then to frame opponents and then illegally leaked? Andrea is conflating to protect Precious, as usual. Unmaskings are like any other government action such as arrests, trials, subpoenas or wiretapping; they can be legal or criminal depending on the motive.

    Liked by 4 people

  10. dwpender says:

    Obama’s January 5, 2017 message consisted on two critical parts:

    (1) As the outgoing President, I approve and bless you “career professionals” running a shadow Government after I leave, in which YOU decide what “national security information” (!!!) must be withheld from the new President and Commander in Chief (!), IF, in your seasoned judgment, you believe the new President constitutes a threat to national security. [Aside: HOW DARE HE?]


    (2) I “neither know nor wish to know” the specific facts your “investigations” are uncovering and on which your seasoned judgment is based. In other words, if this goes bad, and evidence surfaces that your motives were nefarious, and there was no proper factual basis supporting your judgment and decisions, the buck stops with YOU.

    I segregate the instructions this way because (2) is often overlooked or downplayed. Durham certainly can indict numerous coup crew participants without indicting BHO or naming him an unindicted co-conspirator.

    Liked by 4 people

    • jbowen82 says:

      “Plausible deniability”

      Liked by 3 people

    • ImpeachEmAll says:

      Just say’n…

      Time will tell…


  11. mickjt says:

    Really, the Pathetic Communist LIARS can’t remember?
    How about a few hours on the waterboard table to ‘Improve” your Memory?
    “By The Book”… obviously means By the Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals BOOK!
    The evidence is in, YOU ARE ALL GUILTY! Time for Executions!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. ballgame17 says:

    I defy Susan Rice to produce just ONE memo wherein she wrote the words” by the book” .

    Liked by 3 people

  13. joeknuckles says:

    If Ben Rhodes is indicative of the quality of Obama’s advisors, these guys just weren’t very bright at all. Evil, yes. Geniuses, no.

    Liked by 10 people

  14. Dave says:

    As with so many involved Benny is seriously lacking the the candor department.

    Liked by 2 people

  15. richard verney says:

    Was the Kislyak call a set up by the deep state, as part of their insurance policy,, ie to get Trump or destabilise his Presidency. Did the deep state ask Kysliak to call Flynn and talk about sanctions etc, so that the deep state could then get evidence of Flynn talking with Russians and possibly taliking about undermining the Obama policy on sanctions etc. so as to help the deep state bring down Trump?

    Just thinnk about, Russia would never have wanted Trump elected, because his MAGA policies were strongly adverse to Russian’s interests (eg, beefing up the Military, strengthening NATO by forcing the Europeans to pay more, pulling out of the Paris Climate agreement that was throttling the US economy, and forcing the US to pay large climate reparations, Trump’s policy favouring fracking and pipelines making the US energy independent, which would keep energy prices down, and which would compete with Russia on the world energy markets, particularly the gas market. Don’t forget that Russia’s foreign earnings is almost entirely dependent upon its energy business so low energy prices and competitors in the energy market are extremely prejudicial to Russia). If the deep state told Kislyak that he could help overthrow Trump or de rail the Trump presidency if he was to call Flynn and talk to him about Russia and sanctions, what is the betting that Kislyak, being a good comrade would go along with that. It was in Russia’s interest to oust Trump, or at any rate destabilise the Trump administration, so the Deep State and Russia had common interests to get Trump.

    Of course, that might be a conspiracy theory, or it may be that the deep state are too dumb to see how Russia could be used to further the Deep State’s ends, but I throw it out as a possibility.

    I would want to check whether anyone from the Deep State had contacted Kisliyak.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Janeka says:

      I’ve often wondered the same..

      Liked by 1 person

    • Kb says:

      Honestly in all of this I’ve came to the conclusion that in 2016 Hillary outranked Obama in all of these decisions. Russians wanted Hillary to win, why not use that to your advantage. When Trump won (greatest act of Democracy in our modern history), they all said oh shit, and had enough ammo to turn the tables to make it look like Trump administration was being assisted by Russia. Hillary spat on this country in order to get elected, people need to know that.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Brennan, Lynch, Granny–somebody asked Kislyak to visit Flynn–and Sessions!

      Liked by 2 people

    • Nattydreadbushdoc says:

      They wouldn’t have to call Russia would they? They could just keep punishing them for something they didn’t do. Throw enough diplomats out, lay on enough sanctions, and eventually they will call the incoming team. They needed to do this anyway to help establish their narrative.

      Liked by 1 person

  16. GTOGUY says:

    McCabe testified under oath that there was no “transcript” or “recording” of the Flynn phone call with Kislyak on December 29th 2016. He said “no such intelligence package exists.” It is now being reported that 1.) Flynn had a FISA warrant on him, or 2.) the intelligence came from a Friendly Foreign County through a back channel from the UK to Brennan. Either way we have been lied to once again.

    Something stinks in Washington DC.

    Liked by 2 people

  17. TwoLaine says:

    I want to know who set op TRUMP rallies and were they tapped/surveilled/unmasked so the DIMs could send in their rent-a-goons.

    I believe that is a lot of what this extended shutdown is all about. Preventing President TRUMP from filling stadiums across the USA, when Creepy QP Joe can’t fill anything but his bathroom toilet in the basement.. His star chamber.

    Liked by 8 people

  18. disgusted citizen says:

    Liberal Logic and MSM deems all of this quite appropriate… (and so does half of the country)

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Frank_Sumatra says:

    General Flynn – Heads Should Roll! Lawyer Robert Barnes and Stefan Molyneux


  20. Tom McMahon says:

    like, I know about like, nothing about the dossier or like, WH involvement with like, the FBI or like,…

    Liked by 1 person

  21. noswamp says:

    I do not believe that China intentionally released the virus, nor does Trump. Their actions are consistent with one who would have though.

    To me, that tells me more than if they would have intentionally released it, for these subsequent actions are all consistent with true disdain for the USA and its citizens.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. noswamp says:

    Oops, wrong thread. My apologies.


  23. islandpalmtrees says:

    When do we get to see the redacted paragraph?

    Now we see why that paragraph in the Susan Rice memo is likely redacted. The paragraph itself is almost certain to contain details about the discussion surrounding incoming Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.


  24. yy4u says:

    I have been trying to figure out who they’re going to sacrifice as the “fall guy/gal” or “fall guys/gals”.
    As happened with the Clintons, someone has to take the fall when the stench gets too foul for the media to cover up with perfume. Web Hubbell went to jail for the Clintons as did Susan MacDougal. Easier than committing suicide, I guess.

    For this smelly pile of steaming camel dung, we the people know too much so somebody’s got to fall on his/her sword. Or be pushed. My guess is it’s Clapper (he’s the dumbest one of the bunch), Brennan (the idealogue), Strzok (unlikable) and maybe McCabe (also unlikable). Now it also looks like Susan Rice is going to be thrown under the bus — at least by Rhodes. ALL will protect Mr. Obama. Maybe they’ll even hang it on Biden. He can’t testify what he did four years ago when he doesn’t know what day it is today. Comey is 50/50. There are an awful lot of videos of him out there bragging about doing stuff he shouldn’t be doing; it all depends on how tough he is and whether he’s willing to use what he knows about them (yes the FBI spies on Democrats, too).

    I will be content if they stop persecuting Michael Flynn and hold accountable Comey, Brennan, Strzok and McCabe. That would send a message. But my bet is they’ll sacrifice the dumb ones (Clapper, Rice, Lisa Page) and see if that satisfies.


  25. Willy Nilly says:

    “By the Book” is a code phrase for continuing the investigations even after Trump becomes President. The chain of command is to be: Book 1st, Trump 2nd. And thus the unspoken true chain of command throughout Trump’s term will be Obama 1st, Book 2nd, Trump 3rd.

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  26. Bubba Hubba says:

    He. More than likely has a tiny wee wee


  27. Patriot1783 says:

    Good grief 😂😂🤣 first 50 seconds of interview you can tell Rhodes is lying.

    His arrogance is outstanding.

    Liked by 2 people

  28. Caius Lowell says:

    Why would Ben “Rat Face” Rhodes lie? Why do I call him Ben “Rat Face” Rhodes?


  29. Scarlet says:

    I have a psychology degree. It is without any doubt , obvious to a trained eye that he is lying. Absolutely lying. Clear as day.

    Liked by 1 person

  30. regitiger says:

    I know the squealers when I see them!


  31. fred5678 says:

    Ben Rhodes, MFA, CREATIVE WRITING. Nuff said.

    Liked by 1 person

    • fred5678 says:

      “You know this to be true. I don’t know why you are asking me these questions.”

      Snickers and snorts from the audience.


  32. smh. if there is a former obama “official” that would be the 1st one to sing while simultaneously crying like a baby that just had its pacifier yanked out of its mouth ….it would be this idiot. i won’t be shocked at all if he gets whacked. he’s too stupid to be left walking around being not dead.

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  33. Zydeco says:

    Minister of Propaganda Rhodes for both Obama’s USA and Iran.


  34. Genie says:

    Poor Ben; claims he doesn’t know now what he didn’t know then; stuck in his stunted adolescence.

    Liked by 1 person

  35. nerveman says:

    I don’t even have to be the body language lady to see the lying stink coming out of this guy. If you don’t already enjoy The Body Language lady here she is.


  36. jleonard14 says:

    I keep reading about Flynn’s calls to Russians (plural). He called Kislyak. Who are the other Russian(s) that they’re talking about? We all know they wouldn’t inflate this to make him look bad. I’m just wanting to know all the other Russians he talked to.


    • litenmaus says:

      jleonard…regarding calls (plural) – Flynn had multiple calls with Kislyak…not calls with multiple Russians.

      On December 25, 2016, General Flynn initiated a call to Sergei Kislyak to wish him a Merry Christmas.

      On December 28, 2016, General Flynn initiated a call to Sergei Kislyak in which they spoke of setting up a meeting between Trump and Putin to take place after the inauguration.

      On December 29, 2016, President Obama while on vacation in Hawaii, created a foreign crisis for the incoming President. Obama ejected 35 Russians from American soil, based on an investigation of less than 20 days and presented in the 17 agency ICA report.

      On December 29, 2016 in response to the aggression of President Obama, Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak initiated a phone call to Mike Flynn while Flynn was on vacation.


  37. old sneakers says:

    Rhodes has always been a creepy figure. How does someone with a degree in Creative Writing qualify to be the President’s National Security Adviser? And at such a young age

    Liked by 1 person

  38. romy911 says:

    Not a good performance at all by Ben Rhodes. Stuttering, non-answers, “I read it in the Post.”
    Really weak.
    This performance is much better. Enjoy. Just watching it makes me laugh.

    Liked by 1 person

  39. avocadodipp says:

    Liars gotta lie.

    Liked by 1 person

  40. CharterOakie says:

    “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”


  41. trnathens says:

    I and II Corinthians (chapters 15 and 6)

    50) …flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

    51. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

    52. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

    53. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

    54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

    57. . . thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

    58. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

    2. . . behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.


  42. Parker Longbaugh says:

    We each have a choice once discovering the enterprise we are involved with is corrupt. As a young man I found myself in an intense high pressure sales program that I excelled at. Upon advancement I discovered our product was faulty, poorly designed, and worthless to the customer. I resigned on the spot.
    The Obama administration never cared and will forever deny accountability.


  43. Right, so Obama’s Campaign Funds chipped in Millions of Dollars along with the DNC to fund the ‘ dirty dossier’ but Obama knew nothing about both sources of funding. These people are criminal pathological Liars and their Media and supporters believe every word. Sickening.


  44. vigiles24 says:

    Ben Rhodes sounds like a Jr High kid that was caught sneaking around. How does someone like that get so close to the President of the United States?


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