(National Sentinel) Conspiracy: President Obama’s former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, facilitator of the “anti-Muslim video” lie regarding Benghazi and serial unmasker of Team Trump associates, canceled her scheduled closed-door testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, Breitbart News reports.
Rice was supposed to discuss her unmasking of the identities of Trump campaign and transition team members who were caught up in Obama-era surveillance of foreign targets that many believe were politically motivated.
As Breitbart noted further:
During that surveillance, Americans’ names are masked for moral, privacy, and legal reasons, but U.S. officials can request the unmasking of their identities through a formal process.
The House intelligence committee is looking into the issue of improper unmasking of campaign officials and politicians and have subpoenaed the NSA, CIA, and FBI for records related to Rice, former CIA Director John Brennan, and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power.
A number of news sources reported in March that Rice was responsible for unmasking Team Trump members; a conversation one-time Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn had with Russia’s Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak was leaked illegally to the Washington Post in February. The fallout led to Flynn’s resignation, but questions began circulating almost immediately about why an American citizen’s identity was revealed during foreign surveillance.
Originally Rice — who got real good at being untruthful during her Obama tenure — told PBS she didn’t know anything at all about the unmasking. But later she admitted engaging in the unmasking of Team Trump members, insisting she did so as a matter of national security, not for political reasons.
Her House Intelligence Committee testimony would have been the first time she discussed the unmasking since the first news reports, though she’s given interviews to friendly news outlets like MSNBC.
Also recently, Rice told New York Magazine she believes the congressional testimony is just an extension of being targeted by conservatives as a follow-up to her bogus Benghazi narrative in 2012, which led to an extensive congressional investigation.
And of course, there is always this lingering question when discussing Obama-era scandal: What did the 44th president know about it?