Lawyer for Susan Rice Says Last-Minute Email Was to Create ‘Permanent Record’ of Obama-Comey Conversation

A lawyer for Susan Rice said in a letter Friday that the former national security adviser sent herself an email on her last day in office documenting a meeting with President Obama and his top national security advisers about sharing intelligence with the incoming Trump administration in order to create a “permanent record” of the discussion.

Kathryn H. Ruemmler of Latham & Watkins LLP wrote:

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.

The letter, reported by Politico, was sent in response to a list of questions from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC), after they discovered an email Rice had sent herself on January 20, 2017 at 12:15 p.m. — as she was leaving office.

Her email stated that on January 5, 2017, intelligence community leadership had briefed President Obama on Russian hacking during the 2016 election, and that after the briefing, the president had a “brief follow-on conversation” with FBI Director Jim Comey and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates in the Oval Office, where she and Vice President Biden were present.

Rice wrote that the president began the follow-on 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,” she wrote. “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.”

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

Grassley and Graham wrote Rice that it struck them as “odd” that she would need to send herself such an unusual email in her final moments in office about the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation. They wrote:

It strikes us as odd that, among your activities in the final moments on the final day of the Obama administration, you would feel the need to send yourself such an unusual email purporting to document a conversation involving President Obama and his interactions with the FBI regarding the Trump/Russia investigation. In addition, despite your claim that President Obama repeatedly told Mr. Comey to proceed ‘by the book,’ substantial questions have arisen about whether officials at the FBI, as well as at the Justice Department and the State Department, actually did proceed ‘by the book.’

They submitted a list of questions for her to respond, including when she first became aware of the FBI’s investigation, when she learned about the allegations made in the Steele dossier, and how and when she knew the dossier was funded by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

Rice’s lawyer ignored the majority of their 12 questions and offered an unsolicited narrative that Obama and his national security team were “justifiably concerned” about potential risks to the nation’s national security from sharing highly-classified information about Russia with “certain members” of the Trump transition team, “particularly Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.”

Her lawyer confirmed that the Obama administration monitored the communications of the Trump team and Russian officials “before and after the election” — which she said were “concerning.”

“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,” she wrote.

Rice’s lawyer also sidestepped questions as to when she learned of the dossier and when she knew it was funded by the Clinton administration and the DNC. Instead, she simply wrote: “In the conversation Ambassador Rice documented, there was no discussion of Christopher Steele or the Steele dossier, contrary to the suggestion in your letter.”

The lawyer also called the timestamp of the email showing she sent it at 12:15 p.m. “not accurate,” and said Rice had sent it “shortly before noon.”

Rice’s lawyer said Rice was “not briefed on the existence” of any FBI investigation into allegations of collusion between Trump’s associates and Russia, and that she later learned of the “fact of his investigation” from Comey’s March 2017 public testimony acknowledging that it existed.

She also denied that Rice knew the FBI sought surveillance warrants connected to the FBI’s investigation.

“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.”

Source: conservativefighters.com

Breaking: Dirty cop Comey is Getting Demolished Right Now

Former FBI Director James Comey slammed the “dishonest” and “misleading” memo released by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the White House on Friday, saying it “inexcusably exposed” classified investigations.

The fired-FBI director didn’t seem to be impressed with the long-awaited Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) memo’s contents.

“That’s it?” Comey tweeted. “Dishonest and misleading memo wrecked the House intel committee, destroyed trust with Intelligence Community, damaged relationship with FISA court, and inexcusably exposed classified investigation of an American citizen. For what? DOJ & FBI must keep doing their jobs.”

Hannity FIRED back!

The memo showed alleged government surveillance abuse, and included testimony from former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who stepped down Monday, that said the FBI and Justice Department would not have sought surveillance warrants to spy on a member of the Trump team without the infamous anti-Trump dossier.

Source:conservativepost.com

BREAKING: 11-Count Indictment Handed Down in Russian Bribery Case Involving Uranium One. Clinton, Obama, Mueller, Comey, McCabe, Rosenstein, Holder, Lynch Facing Criminal Prosecution

The Justice Department released the first in what promises to be a series of nightmare statements for Hillary Clinton and members of the Obama administration on Friday.

Yesterday’s statement comes under the banner:

The charges are explained in the third paragraph the DOJ’s statement:

“Mark Lambert, 54, of Mount Airy, Maryland, was charged in an 11-count indictment with one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and to commit wire fraud, seven counts of violating the FCPA, two counts of wire fraud and one count of international promotion money laundering.  The charges stem from an alleged scheme to bribe Vadim Mikerin, a Russian official at JSC Techsnabexport (TENEX), a subsidiary of Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation and the sole supplier and exporter of Russian Federation uranium and uranium enrichment services to nuclear power companies worldwide, in order to secure contracts with TENEX. “

We’ve been waiting for the indictments to start being handed down since a confidential informant came forward last October.

John Solomon first reported the CI’s existence whose evidence showed that:

“Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews.”

Back in October we reported that The F.B.I. knew about this but never disclosed that agents working for then-FBI Director Robert Mueller had obtained extensive financial records, secret recordings and had intercepted emails that dated as far back as 2009, Obama’s first year in office.

FBI and court documents showed that Mueller was well aware that this violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act yet he remained silent under orders from Obama’s Department of Justice. 

It was also known that the F.B.I. had an eyewitness — backed by significant documentation — that was in possession of evidence Russian nuclear officials had routed multiple payoffs of millions of dollars each to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that approved questionable decisions to Moscow.

The first decision occurred in October 2010, when the State Department and government agencies on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States unanimously approved the partial sale of Canadian mining company Uranium One to the Russian nuclear giant Rosatom, giving Moscow control of more than 20 percent of America’s uranium supply.

Then, in 2011, the Obama administration gave approval for Rosatom’s Tenex subsidiary to sell commercial uranium to U.S. nuclear power plants in a partnership with the United States Enrichment Corp.

The following day we went into further detail on the FBI’s strange handling of the case.  The principle players in the case read like a who’s who of the current prosecutorial team trying to take down President Trump:

Now the Deputy Director of the DOJ, Rod Rosenstein was the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland where the investigation took place.  After Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself, Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel without evidence of an underlying crime.  Mueller was charged with finding one, just not the one that was staring him in the face.

Current F.B.I. Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was in charge of the investigation into Mikerin and Rosatom-Tenex back in 2009.

Sitting immediately above Mueller was Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder.  It’s hard to imagine that Mueller or McCabe never told Holder what their investigation had revealed.  And, it’s just as unimaginable that Holder and Obama never discussed it.

More likely, Obama and Clinton conspired to sell the uranium to Russia, each for their own reasons, with Obama giving a stand down order to Mueller and McCabe to squash the investigation.  Such an arrangement would closely mirror the stand down order Loretta Lynch, who succeeded Holder as Attorney General, gave to Jim Comey, who succeeded Mueller as F.B.I. director, regarding the Clinton email investigation.

The significance of the indictment against Lambert comes from its potential to be the tip of the iceberg.

For those of you who wanted to prove Russian collusion at the highest levels of government you are about to see your dreams realized… or not.

Mueller, Comey, McCabe, Rosenstein, Holder, Lynch, Clinton, and Obama all had a hand in it and then they compounded their assault on our American democracy by attempting a coup against President Trump to keep their corrupt dealings hidden from the public.

The mainstream media has been complicit in all of this.  There have remained silent on reporting this indictment, as they remained silent back in October.  Instead they want us fixated on whether it’s appropriate to call a sh*thole a sh*thole.

Source:unabashedconservative.com

BREAKING! Comey Is Finished After What Was Just Found – He Is Prison Bound For His “Retirement”

The house-of-cards built on a foundation of corruption, malfeasance and criminality is about to come crashing down, and remarkably not by all those oversight committees in Washington, D.C., organized by self-serving and overbearing politicians performing for the camera’s and pretending to uncover all those misdeeds by the Obama Administration, but rather by a little known private conservative watchdog group called “Judicial Watch” which has been spearheading one investigation after another, under the “Freedom of Information Act.”

Director of Investigations for “Judicial Watch” Chris Farrell appeared on Fox News on Friday evening, with some newly uncovered breaking news revealing just how deep the “deep state” in America is today.

Farrell specifically detailed how the “deep state” has corrupted honorable institutions like the FBI, the JOD and the IRS under the Obama Administration; he details how former FBI Director James Comey willfully perjured himself before Congress when giving testimony regarding the Clinton email scandal on more than one occasion.

Comey had acknowledged finding more than 2,800 Clinton emails stored on the laptop of sexual pervert Anthony Weiner, however, hesitated to mention that at least 4-emails marked “classified” were also found on Weiner’s personal laptop, the one he used soliciting sex on the internet.

The sensitive emails were apparently sent to Weiner (who did not have government clearance) by his wife Huma Abedin the former deputy chief of staff to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The emails dated between 2010 to 2012, included highly sensitive topics regarding various discussions regarding Middle Eastern leaders including Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.

Moreover, the fact that an emotionally unbalanced sexual predator was in a position of such highly sensitive information, should have immediately produced federal indictments, in violation of perhaps the 1917 Espionage Act.

At least 4 of the documents released Friday by “Judicial Watch” are marked “classified.”

That stunning revelation was followed by yet another showing Abedin forwarding an email in November 2010 to an address titled “Anthony Campaign.”

During the congressional hearing targeting Comey earlier this year, the former FBI Director acknowledged he believed Abedin would forwards sensitive government emails and documents, some even labeled “top secret” to Weiner so he could print them out for Abedin to give to Clinton later.

“This is a major victory,” the group’s president, Tom Fitton, said in a Friday statement. “After years of hard work in federal court, Judicial Watch has forced the State Department to finally allow Americans to see these public documents.”

WATCH:

Do you believe the revelations being uncovered by Judicial Watch will eventually produce indictments?

Source:everydayconservative.com

BREAKING! DOJ Confirms It! They’ve Been Investigating Clinton And Comey This Entire Time!!

The Department of Justice confirms that multiple referrals have led to the investigation of not only Crooked Hillary, but James Comey and Susan Rice as well.

Circle reported:

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has confirmed it has received multiple congressional referrals for investigations over the past year regarding the sale of twenty percent of the American uranium supply to Russia’s nuclear arm, as well as calls for investigations into allegations of pay-for-play regarding the Clinton Foundation, Circa has learned.

Multiple sources, including congressional officials, tell Circa that the requests sent to the Department of Justice over the past year have led to ongoing investigations, which they say also include investigations into the alleged leaking of classified information to the media and the improper unmasking of Americans.

DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores told Circa, “the department takes seriously all allegations from Congress of criminal conduct in determining whether to open an investigation.” She said, “requests to open an investigation would be referred to the appropriate investigative agency, such as the FBI, for review.”

Read more: (Link: www.circa.com)

 Source:conservativepost.com

DOJ Confirms Comey Leaked Classified Intel — Former FBI Head Compared To Wikileaks

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The Justice Department is comparing former FBI director James Comey’s unauthorized ‘memo leak’ to the New York Times to Wikileaks, says Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton

The Justice Department believes some of the Comey memos contain classified material.

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Judicial Watch reports:

Judicial Watch announced today that the Justice Department is now comparing former FBI Director James Comey to WikiLeaks. After Comey was fired by President Trump on May 9, 2017, he gave the New York Times a February 14, 2017, memorandum written about a one-on-one conversation he had with President Trump regarding former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

[…]Comey testified under oath before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that he authored as many as nine such memos about his one-on-one conversations with President Trump. He also admitted, regarding the “Flynn” memo, “I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter [for The New York Times] … I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel.” The New York Times published a report about the memo on May 16, 2017.

[…]In its court filing opposing the release, the Justice Department also asserts that some of the Comey memos contain classified material.

The Justice Department is effectively challenging Comey’s testimony, where under oath, the former FBI director claimed he did not leak any classified information (or “government documents”) to the media.

The report contradicts Comey’s testimony to Congress back in June, when the embattled swamp creature told Senator Blunt that his memos about President Trump weren’t ‘government documents.

Below is a transcript of the exchange between Sen. Blunt and Comey where the FBI director appears to have committed perjury:

BLUNT: “You said, after you were dismissed, you gave information to a friend so that friend could get that information into the public media.”

COMEY: “Correct.”

BLUNT: “What kind of information was that? Wasn’t that (ph) — what kind of information did you give to a friend?”

COMEY: “That the — the — the Flynn conversation, that the president asked me to let the — the Flynn — I’m forgetting my exact own words, but the — the conversation in the Oval Office.BLUNT: So you didn’t consider your memo or your sense of that conversation to be a government document? You consider it to be somehow your own personal document that you could share with the media as you wanted to?”

COMEY: “Correct. I…”

BLUNT: “Through a friend?”

COMEY: “… I understood this to be my recollection, recorded, of my conversation with the president. As a private citizen, I felt free to share that. I thought it very important to get it out.”

BLUNT: “So were all of your memos that you’ve recorded on classified or other documents memos that might be yours as a private citizen?”

COMEY: “I’m sorry, I’m not following the question.”

BLUNT: “Well, I think you said you’d used classified — a classified…”

(CROSSTALK)

COMEY: “Not the classified documents. Unclassified — I don’t have any of them anymore. I gave them to the special counsel. But, yeah, my view was that the content of those unclassified — the memorialization of those conversations was my recollection recorded.”

More than half of the memos fired FBI Director James Comey wrote during his private conversations with President Trump have been determined to contain classified information.

In fact, more than half of Comey’s memos on President Trump were labeled “government documents.”

The Hill reports:

More than half of the memos former FBI chief James Comey wrote as personal recollections of his conversations with President Trump about the Russia investigation have been determined to contain classified information, according to interviews with officials familiar with the documents.

[…]Comey insisted in his testimony he believed his personal memos were unclassified, though he hinted one or two documents he created might have been contained classified information.

But when the seven memos Comey wrote regarding his nine conversations with Trump about Russia earlier this year were shown to Congress in recent days, the FBI claimed all were, in fact, deemed to be government documents.

Following the Justice Department’s announcement on Comey’s unauthorized leak, Fitton had this to say: “How can this Justice Department defend its position that memos written for pernicious purposes to target a sitting president with a criminal investigation should remain secret? Mr. Mueller may have an interest in protecting Comey, but the public’s interest demands transparency about Comey’s vendetta against President Trump.”

Source:www.usapoliticstoday.org

BREAKING: FBI Source Drops Comey Bombshell, People Are Going To Prison!

The deep state has been working overtime to dismantle the Trump presidency. These unelected bureaucrats threaten the integrity of our democracy, and the mainstream media is protecting them.

Thankfully, there are still some honest journalists willing to expose the deep state swamp creatures. Washington reporter Jack Posobiec announced that his FBI sources say that Comey dropped the Susan Rice investigation because it would have implicated himself. Look out, Comey! (via Investment Watch Blog)

The deep state operatives infesting the swamp and the mainstream media have been working together to undermine the Trump presidency. The Susan Rice investigation was mysteriously dropped with no further inquiry. We demand the truth.

Unfortunately, when the mainstream media has a story they don’t like, they simply ramp up the news cycle. The Susan Rice investigation was forgotten because of the media’s leftist strategies. The deep state loved it.

With these two anti-American groups working together, they will completely undermine our democracy. At least Donald Trump plans to drain the swamp. With Trump in office, these deep state operatives will be charged for breaking the law, and the mainstream media will have no more leaks to rely on.

Meanwhile, the corrupt Democrats are celebrating their petty victories. With the deep state and the mainstream media working together, the radical Left is gaining ground. We cannot allow these leftist radicals to overtake our government.

The American people have rejected liberalism. The silent majority voted for Trump, not Clinton. We don’t want these deep state Obama holdovers infesting our government. We don’t want to listen to the mainstream media’s pathetic lies.

These anti-American forces have come together to form the perfect storm of political mischief. We need to support Trump as he pushes back against extremist Democrats. After eight years of Obama, the sheer amount of deep state operatives is terrifying. There are so many operatives working against Trump — I’m surprised entire departments haven’t been replaced. We need to hold Obama accountable for his anti-American policies and hiring decisions.

The Obama era left our government in a bloated and confused state, but Trump is going to fix the Obama mess. He is going to trim back the size of government, so that even if a Democrat gets into office, they won’t easily be entrenched in the swamp.

The deep state needs to be purged, and Donald Trump is the man for the job. We will drain the swamp, and clean our the halls of our Capitol. The mainstream media hates this. They don’t want to lose their leaks.

The mainstream media and the deep state are in trouble. We cannot wait to witness the end of the swamp.

Source:www.usapoliticstoday.org