Hopefully, readers remember that Rice was the one who hung on for dear life to the "it's a video" myth about Benghazi for five weeks after it was common knowledge that the attack on our embassy there was well planned and our government was even warned about it by the very Ambassador who was brutally murdered, Christopher Stevens, as well as four other brave Americans. This was done from her bully pulpit as UN Ambassador, something which at the time was surprising seeing that her duties would not normally have been used in such a fashion. But as we've now seen, Rice has served as the point person for handling troubling situations on behalf of reducing the negative impact on the Obama Administration for some of the things both done and not done. She has carried out these duties with great zeal and never any remorse.
For weeks we've heard the phony outrage by the mainstream media and the pundits about how Trump tweeting about being "wiretapped" at his New York Trump Tower was outrageous and it was just all fake news. Yet, at the same time, The New York Times broke the story about it early in 2016 and later acknowledged it, then went silent.
As for Trump, with the media so adamantly biased against them, he uses Twitter as a way to go around the media and to the people, for it's the people that he works for. And as we find out more, we learn why Rice says that she knows nothing about the wiretap and technically she is correct. Trump Tower wasn't wiretapped, it was electronically surveilled. Wiretapping is old school today since sleuths don't need wiretaps. So they use the state of the art electronic surveillance techniques and with improved results. Susan Rice is hiding behind words and she's clever about it.
Well, now that Fox News' Adam Housley has confirmed that Rice was the one who ordered the release of the names of the collateral people incidentally surveilled, an action which by itself is not illegal unless identification and other information pertinent to those collateral persons is released. People who are not officially under investigation are supposed to have their identities kept private, otherwise the rise of a Gestapo-type operation will surely be tempting in a pressure-packed and dog eat dog political operation. And from Housley's reporting, it has been gleaned that not only Trump, but his entire family was being surveilled, coming from a collateral category, and that surveillance went all the way back to January 2016 and didn't end until Obama left office.
This explains the attempt to neutralize the appointments of several key personnel, most critical of whom was Michael Flynn, who withdrew his nomination. Flynn is no angel and he may have made mistakes, but he is one of the best cyber-warfare wizards we have and his departure so early on is a detriment to legitimate national security operations. And from all accounts, the release of the information to harm Flynn was clearly a political move. Intelligence is not supposed to be used for that.
For those of you who don't like Adam Housley since he represents Fox, you can also look to Eli Lake of Bloomberg News as a key source of the basic indication of what was going down. And so, while John McCain and some of his Never Trumpers still harp on Trump's tweets, maybe they need to open their eyes and ears as to why Trump tweeted what he did. Once again, he knew exactly what was going on and he called the media out. And now they are in deep defensive posture once again trying to salvage their story which is rapidly falling apart.
The unsung hero of all this is Republican Congressman Devin Nunes of California, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, who stuck his head out, did his research and now is clearly being proven to be correct about what has happened. And what about Democratic committee senior member, Adam Schiff, also of California who has stated he has evidence that Trump is the culprit? Well, after a visit with Nunes to the White House to view the documented classified proof, he now has gone silent. And he and his biased interviewer on Sunday's talk show, Jake Tapper, both now have egg all over their faces.
This isn't going away so let's watch it to see where it leads. Somewhere, someone in the Deep State is holding their breath.