Obama administration has been in hot water and things are coming to a boil.
Former National Security Adviser for the Obama administration, Susan Rice, used her power and authority to conduct wiretaps on American citizens without cause. Many of these Americans were targeted as known members of the Trump campaign during the 2016 elections which suggests that Rice is an accomplice to spying on the competition. Rice was set to testify but has backed out claiming she will do so at a later date that she hasn’t bothered to confirm.
Well it turns out that Rice isn’t the only former Obama administration member in the hot seat. Former CIA director John Brennan and former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power have been issued subpoenas by the House Intelligence Committee regarding the unmasking records.
Looks like former National Security Adviser Susan Rice is about to get some company! Fox News just reported that a source close to the House Intelligence Committee’s claims the review of the improper “unmasking” of Americans could be expanding.
The source told Fox News that the House committee investigators are only just starting their unmasking probe, but they are already interested in more than a half-dozen former Obama officials.
The source stressed that while certain unmasking requests could have been routine, other requests seemed “unwarranted” and in need of “more explanation.”
Susan Rice was set to testify on Tuesday in a closed-door hearing, but mysteriously pulled out of that commitment and will testify at a later, unspecified date.
Her role in “unmasking” Americans would have been a central focus of Tuesday’s testimony. Particularly of interest is the potential “unmasking” of Trump associates during the 2016 campaign.
Rice previously claimed she knew “nothing” about the unmasking of Trump associates. She later back-tracked and said she did request the identities of some US citizens, although she claimed those requests were routine.