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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Rice papers the record
The following article appeared in
Powerline on February 13th
Those who believe in government
transparency have (or had) it in the case of Susan Rice. She is a transparent
liar. She is also a knave and a fool. On September 16, 2012, for example, she
hit the Sunday morning gabfests to assert that the attack on our Benghazi
facilities represented cinematic criticism gone wild. She peddled the same
highly rehearsed line virtually verbatim on each of the five shows. Here is how
she put it on Fox News Sunday: “The best information and the best assessment we
have today is that in fact this was not a preplanned, premeditated attack. That
happened initially was that it was a spontaneous reaction to what had just
transpired in Cairo, as a consequence of the video.”
In the eyes of Barack Obama, such
service qualified her for a promotion. Rice was serving at the time as United
States Ambassador to the United Nations. He wanted her to serve as his
Secretary of State. In the event, he installed her as his National Security
Adviser. As such she sent an email to herself on Obama’s last day in office.
Released in redacted form yesterday, the email is one of the most intriguing if
enigmatic bits of evidence to have emerged in the alleged Russian collusion
As part of their oversight efforts,
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Grassley and subcommittee chairman Graham
obtained the email from the National Archives in response to their request for
records of meetings between President Obama and Comey in the collusion
investigation. Rice sent the email to herself with a copy to Curtis Ried
(Twitter feed here) on January
January 20 was of course the day of
President Trump’s inauguration. If the timestamp is correct, Rice sent the
email to herself at 12:15 p.m., within minutes of Trump’s inauguration and just
before she must have departed the White House for the last time.
The email purports to document a
January 5, 2017, Oval Office meeting including President Obama, Comey, former
Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, Vice President Biden and Rice herself
regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election. What a crew.
President Obama began the
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.
Grassley and Graham
Grassley and Graham were struck by
the context and timing of this email and have sent a follow up letter to Rice.
The letter reads in part:
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
According to the email, the meeting
further took up the question whether Trump could be trusted with “information
fully as it relates to Russia.” Senator Grassley has posted a press release and
copy of his correspondence quoting the email here.
The letter poses 12 numbered questions to Rice. I have posted the letter and
the appended email as redacted below via Scribd. Allahpundit offers related
thoughts construing the email here.
Take a look at the email with your
own eyes. It is, as I say, an intriguing piece of evidence. I would draw every
reasonable inference against Obama and Rice, but there is a level of
uncertainty that necessarily attaches here. To me the email cries of “nobody
here but us chickens.”
Ed. These people lied even during their last exit thru the White House door.