Susan Rice Memo Declassified and Released – Confirms Discussion About Flynn as Subject of FBI Investigation…

Acting DNI Richard Grenell declassified the hidden paragraph of the Susan Rice memo and it was released earlier today.  Our suspicions about the content of the redacted paragraph being Michael Flynn connected are confirmed.

On January 5, 2017, President Obama and Susan Rice were discussing incoming National Security Advisor Michael Flynn with FBI Director James Comey. The motive for Susan Rice to write the January 20, 2017, memo to file becomes clear.  Here’s the paragraph:

Within this paragraph we find the motive for writing it (emphasis mine):

“Director Comey affirmed that he is proceeding “by the book” as it relates to law enforcement.” … “Comey said he does have some concerns that incoming NSA Flynn is speaking frequently with Russian Ambassador Kislyak.”  “Comey said that could be an issue as it relates to sharing senssitive information.”  “President Obama asked if Comey was saying that the NSC should not pass sensitive information related to Russia to Flynn.”  “Comey replied “potentially.””  “He added that he has no indication thus far that Flynn has passed classified information to Kislyak, but he noted that “the level of communication is unusual.”

Remember, the position of President Obama and Susan Rice is that they were unaware of any FBI investigation of Flynn (or the Trump campaign); nor did they have any involvement in directing it to take place.

The content of this January 5th meeting makes the first part of their claim challenging to accept.   Thus the need for Susan Rice to cover for it.

Here’s the full memo in context (including the redacted paragraph):

A day or two prior to this meeting DNI James Clapper briefed President Obama on the nature of the call between Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Michael Flynn.

James Clapper received raw “intelligence cuts” about the call from FBI Director James Comey and used them to brief President Obama.

It gets very sticky for the Obama white house to claim they didn’t know about, nor direct, an FBI investigation of Michael Flynn given the fact they were briefed on the intercepted phone communications conveyed by the FBI, via Clapper, to President Obama.

If the FBI wasn’t investigating Flynn, then why were they intercepting his calls?

Understandably President Obama and NSA Susan Rice would be worried about being attached to a potentially very unlawful investigation of the incoming administration and NSA Michael Flynn; hence the ‘stay behind’ meeting.

As a result of prior briefing material President Obama knew the FBI was monitoring and intercepting Flynn’s communication. The aspect of Obama questioning Comey about sharing sensitive information from Flynn; and Comey’s response; points to Obama/Rice knowledge of an FBI operation against Flynn.   An FBI operation against Flynn (and Trump) that Susan Rice knows she needs to specifically claim she and Obama did not know about.

From a hindsight perspective it gets very sticky for Obama/Rice to deny knowledge with that 1/5/17 meeting content in the fray. That’s the purpose of the Jan 20th CYA memo to file.  Think about it:

Question:  Ms Rice how can you claim to have no knowledge of an FBI investigation when the FBI was providing the White House FBI with intercepts of Flynn communication?

Are you saying the FBI intercepts were not authorized by President Obama?

Rice’s CYA memo is attempting to say exactly that.  She’s pinning FBI Director James Comey as “rogue.”

Without the memo FBI Director James Comey could claim President Obama and Susan Rice were well aware of the FBI’s Flynn operation.  With the memo Obama/Rice position themselves as having no idea until Comey started talking…

That’s the purpose for the memo; Obama & Rice protecting themselves from Comey if things go sideways.

To further illustrate this intent, it’s worth remembering the letter from Susan Rice’s lawyer, Kathryn Ruemmler to the Senate:

Note the second to last paragraph, it’s all about denying knowledge of FBI operations, writ large, against the Trump campaign or incoming administration.

When James Clapper walked directly into the White House with “intelligence cuts” specifically from the FBI to share with President Obama, it’s likely the legal team around Obama -specifically including Kathryn Reummler- went bananas.

James Clapper was always a doofus, but usefully so.  However, in this context doofus Clapper -with his FBI cuts in hand- just infected the White House with direct knowledge of an ongoing FBI investigation of the incoming administration.  In that briefing Clapper just walked over their carefully assembled plausible deniability like an ox in the oval. D’oh.

The ‘pull aside’ meeting immediately thereafter, January 5th, was Obama and Susan Rice cleaning up the mess and reassembling their plausible deniability.

The January 20th Susan Rice memo-to-file was supportive material for that intention.

L-R: Kathryn Ruemmler, President Obama, Lisa Monaco, Susan Rice

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Lastly, it does not go unnoticed the purpose for the original redaction.  The DOJ/FBI and intelligence administrators were trying to keep James Comey protected; and maintain the offensive effort toward the Trump administration.

Imagine if this memo had been released in 2017 or 2018?… the sunlight would have been unbearable for a multitude of ongoing narratives.  Mueller could never have attempted to prosecute Flynn in 2017 against the backdrop of a known FBI investigation to target and frame Michael Flynn.

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333 Responses to Susan Rice Memo Declassified and Released – Confirms Discussion About Flynn as Subject of FBI Investigation…

  1. TheLastDemocrat says:

    Who knows what was really said. But as far as believing that Flynn was betraying USA in a spy role, this us as weak a portrayal of that accusation as the people claiming Rubio is secret-gee-aye-why because he once went to a foam party, and he in the past had utilized a park socially with friends that also supposedly was a spot for the gee-aye-why to also use.

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  2. dlcon says:

    Why is Susan Rice writing about a meeting she didn’t even attend According to sally Yates. Yates said it was her, coney and Obama.

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  3. dlcon says:

    How can Susan rice know and write about a meeting she didn’t attend? According to sally yates it was Obama, yates and Comey.

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  4. GT says:

    I wonder what the title of the book was that Rice and Obama were referencing? Maybe, “The Chicago Way?”

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    • Lulu says:

      It was probably Saul D. Alinsky’s book, “Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals.”
      That is their Bible!

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  5. Dave Sanderson says:

    SUNDANCE > Isn’t it possible that Clapper The Doofus was actually being dumb like a fox by consciously, deliberately ‘infecting’ Obama with knowledge of the FBI’s spying on Flynn?

    Isn’t This Scenario Probable > Clapper was a swamp dweller longer and deeper than Obama. He had seen a lifetime of swamp behavior at the very highest levels, and had been watching (up close) for 8 years how much MORE lawless and MORE ruthless Obama and his team had been compared to all prior swap creatures in Clapper’s experience. As a result Clapper knew he could never trust any of them to not throw HIM under the bus when it all started unraveling. Indeed, over a year ago Clapper did a TV interview where he calmly stated straight up that they were doing all this “on the president’s orders”, meaning Obama not Trump.

    Clapper may appear to be a doofus, but he was sly enough (while feigning stupid) to make sure he infected the leader of the pack of these criminal jackals, Obama himself. He’s definitely NOT a hero, but he is THE ONLY ONE (so far) who has directly tarred Obama with the brush of treason against our duly elected president Trump. I thank Clapper for that, and would give him a life sentence instead of hanging with the rest of those treasonous b@$t@rd$.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “I thank Clapper for that, and would give him a life sentence instead of hanging with the rest of those treasonous b@$t@rd$.”

      I will second that.

      Very interesting theory, posts like yours are what makes this place Great!

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    • Sparky5253 says:

      I concur. Clapper reminds me of detective Columbo, a doofus but a conniving and sly one. He may yet prove to be the smartest jackal of the lot.

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    • skip says:

      Obama is just as deep in shit as all the top players; as were the Bush & Clinton Cabal. They weren’t the Top, Top, players (global Bankers etc) but they were committed to the cause and weRE completely in the game. They all Need to be HANGED ON THE FRONT LAWN OF THE WH ON NATIONAL TELEVISION. That, my friend, would impress on the people there is a price to pay for attempting a COUP.. Maybe through in a few of the corporate media up on stage with the gang; just to straighten the 4th Estate completely out..

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  6. republicanvet91 says:

    “Acting DNI Richard Grenell declassified the hidden paragraph of the Susan Rice memo and it was released earlier today.”

    Sundance, it would be great if you gave us an updated list of the documents we wanted declassified. Haven’t seen it in awhile and it would be helpful, along with dates when Ric Grenade or others declassified them.

    TIA

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  7. Perot Conservative says:

    Likely not a topic that will move the needle for most.

    Many Americans don’t even know who Admiral Rogers is!

    Not digestible for most.

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  8. republicanvet91 says:

    “James Clapper was always a doofus, but usefully so. However, in this context doofus Clapper -with his FBI cuts in hand- just infected the White House with direct knowledge of an ongoing FBI investigation of the incoming administration. In that briefing Clapper just walked over their carefully assembled plausible deniability like an ox in the oval. D’oh.”

    Very clearly explained. Something I have been looking for for some time.

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  9. Dave Sanderson says:

    QUOTE OF THE DAY!
    “Compare 3 years of Chris Wray with 3 months of Rick Grenell.”
    -Congressman Jim Jordan (R – OH)

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  10. emeraldcoaster says:

    Did Rice submit the CYA memo to an investigative body (e.g., Congress, SCO, FIB)? The clash with Yate’s version of the meeting and the participants (i.e., w/o Rice) directly challenges its veracity.

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  11. Vera says:

    This memo Susan Rice wrote, memorializing a meeting on January 5, 2017, reinforces the fact that the FBI had nothing on Flynn on January 4, 2017. The counterintelligence case had nothing bad, and the FBI agent had been ready to close the case on 1/4/2017.
    The case would have been closed if they had proceeded “by the book”!

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  12. Ragle Gumm says:

    If Clapper briefed Obama on ‘intelligence cuts’ then he may not be as dumb as you think. He went to the White House, briefed Obama, and left. Obama did not tell him to stop nor instruct him to share it with the incoming Trump administration. With Comey investigating, the Clapper had to know. So, without Obama telling him to stop, he is now in the clear. Now, the narrative is that Comey went rogue. That clears Clapper, too. He’s good.
    Not dumb at all

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  13. PMadison says:

    Comey said, “the level of communication is unusual.”

    Relative to what?

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    • PMadison says:

      Sorry to reply to my own comment, but this one is really grating at me. This is the kind of narrative shaping statement they always get away with.

      Assuming Comey actually made the statement and it wasn’t just an invention of Rice, I’d like Comey to answer by what comparison he made the determination of how much communication is “unusual” enough to justify his actions.

      Does he always monitor the communications of incoming National Security Advisors and they normally only communicate “x” number of times? Or was he comparing it to the other incoming Trump advisors who he was also monitoring? Or was he comparing it to all other American citizens whose phone calls he’s monitoring? Or was he just comparing it to his own personal phone habits and therefore anyone who doesn’t behave like him must be a traitor?

      Unless he explains how he knows what a “usual” amount of communication is, his standard for pursuing someone with “unusual” amounts of communication is really just a made up reason.

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    • TwoLaine says:

      I’m so glad you asked! The answer is:

      People who work hard vs people who don’t, and don’t have a clue

      TRUMP won a hard fought, long and nasty (from the other side) battle for the Presidency, and instead of taking a few weeks off for a vacay, he rolled up his sleeves and got busy AGAIN. This time on transition, interviewing, hiring, etc.

      The calls from world leaders and their ambassadors were never-ending. Everyone wanted in on the new admin, here and across the world. He never let up for a minute. TRUMP Tower was bustling with incoming, as was his Jersey golf club.

      Lt. General Mike Flynn was simply doing his job. He was a polished professional and knew how to get things done, talk the talk and walk thee walk.

      They set him up for this exact scenario. They booted the Russians out after calling them all kinds of names. They knew he was on vacay in international waters, on the beach, with his wife, sipping mai tais, and they set him up for major incoming from Russia.

      Trust me, any activity by any normal person is more than Obama team normal. They are slower than turtles on everything, except for spying. They had never been exposed to TRUMP Speed before.

      Also, remember, Comey and team had all kinds of illegal and illicit scenarios they were running all over the globe on TRUMPs team. Setting up PapaD with pretend Russians in foreign countries, setting up Carter Page, Don, Jr., Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, Jeff Sessions, and so, so many others. They were very busy plugging in all manner of scenarios to entrap them with pretend Russians.

      It’s the 17 agencies all agree b.s.

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  14. Ed Holder says:

    Regarding this redaction: “– that is the completion of the [redacted] calls.” Such a short word here. The last letter seems that it has to be an ‘r’. No other letter I see protrudes to the right at that height. So would “four” fit there? But why redact that?

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  15. islandpalmtrees says:

    Sundance writes “Rice’s CYA memo is attempting to say exactly that. She’s pinning FBI Director James Comey as “rogue.”

    I would like to use a little different wording. If anything goes wrong, then we will blame it on Comey since we told him, in writing, to do it “by the book”.

    Suggesting strongly, that Obama and Rice knew what thy were doing was wrong.

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  16. Sorry if this was covered but at 12:15 isn’t she out of power ? I think VSGPDJT is President and she has been kicked to the curb for 15 minutes ????

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  17. guest4ever says:

    Folks, to cheer you up a bit, I suggest you visit, CanadaFreePress.com and see the article, “Barr’s Exposés of Susan Rice, Cutting Obama Off At The Knees” by Judi McLeod. Ms. McLeod reminds me of that great Canadian Gordan Sinclair. I still love to listen to his 1973 speech, “The Americans”.

    Also folks, new website to check out, altcensored.com. They put up all the censored videos, from around the world. You know like one from Pamela Geller, “Muslims Enforcing Sharia Law in London”. Plandemic is there as well. They already have over 1,700 pages of different videos!

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  18. Not surprised at any of it. The problem is, it will not be pursued to the degree necessarily if DJT is not re-elected. And the whole Covid “crisis” is gonna take him down if the D’s have their way. You can take it to the bank there are plenty more tricks up their sleeve. Perhaps the next move would be a presser with a sufficient, no make that an overwhelming number of doctors with enough skins on the wall promoting the use of HCQ & zinc.

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