Susan Rice ‘Unmasking’ Revelations’

It matters – eavesdropping on conversations for political reasons.

Unmasking and asking for spread sheets.

As fingers point to President Obama‘s national security adviser Susan Rice as the individual who requested the ‘unmasking’ of Trumpworld names on raw intelligence reports, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., today demanded that she testify before Congress.

‘I believe Susan Rice abused this system and she did it for political purposes,’ Paul said today on Morning Joe. ‘She needs to be brought in and questioned under oath.’

Bloomberg View columnist Eli Lake wrote that from her position as chief of the National Security Council, Rice asked government agencies to identify names that had been withheld from raw intelligence reports linked with Trump campaign and transition figures.

Monday evening, the Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group piggybacked on this reporting, writing that Rice had asked U.S. spy agencies for ‘detailed spreadsheets,’ of legal phone calls involving Trump and his aides during the presidential campaign, U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova told the news site.  DailyMail

Susan Rice’s defense does not wash.

The thing to bear in mind is that the White House does not do investigations. Not criminal investigations, not intelligence investigations.

Remember that.

Why is that so important in the context of explosive revelations that Susan Rice, President Obama’s national-security adviser, confidant, and chief dissembler, called for the “unmasking” of Trump campaign and transition officials whose identities and communications were captured in the collection of U.S. intelligence on foreign targets?

Because we’ve been told for weeks that any unmasking of people in Trump’s circle that may have occurred had two innocent explanations: (1) the FBI’s investigation of Russian meddling in the election and (2) the need to know, for purposes of understanding the communications of foreign intelligence targets, the identities of Americans incidentally intercepted or mentioned. The unmasking, Obama apologists insist, had nothing to do with targeting Trump or his people.

That won’t wash.

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3 major reasons the story matters

Despite bombshell reports yesterday claiming that Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice “unmasked” members of the Trump campaign and Trump transition team while reviewing raw intelligence, that such unmasked information was widely distributed among top members of the Obama administration, and that Rice asked for continuous updates on communications between foreign targets and the Trump team after Trump won the Republican nomination, the media have decided that the story simply isn’t worth covering.

CNN’s Don Lemon stated that the media should not “aid and abet the people” creating a “diversion” over Susan Rice. As Newsbusters reports, CBS’ Margaret Brennan cited sources stating that Rice’s activity was perfectly normal and not improper. The New York Times echoed that claim. ABC News and NBC News didn’t cover the story at all.

But the story is huge.

Here are three reasons why.

1. The Obama Administration Targeted The Trump Team.
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Cadbury Dropping Word ‘Easter’ From Egg Hunts

What cads.

Cadbury, founded by Quaker John Cadbury in 1824, is dropping the word “Easter” from its Easter egg hunts this year. Instead, this year’s Easter campaign will be called the “Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt.”

Britain’s National Trust will hot some 300 hunts, including those at the Black Country at Wightwick Manor and Moseley Old Hall in Wolverhampton. But anger is growing over the chocolate company’s decision to take Easter out of Easter.

And now, the prime minister has jumped into the middle of the row between Cadbury and the Church of England. She says Cadbury’s decision to drop Easter is “absolutely ridiculous.”

“I’m not just a vicar’s daughter I’m a member of the National Trust as well,” She said, according to The Sun newspaper.

“I think the stance they have taken is absolutely ridiculous. I don’t know what they are thinking about frankly. Easter’s very important. It’s important to me. It’s a very important festival for the Christian faith for millions across the world. So I think what the National Trust is doing is frankly just ridiculous.”  DailyWire

Removing any mention of religion in the public sphere is secularization. Removing Easter from the eggs removes any religious connotation.

And the link between Easter eggs and Jesus’ death and resurrection should be rather obvious. This is not because eggs have anything to do with Jesus’ resurrection, but it’s because hunting for Easter eggs is now a well-known tradition that occurs at Easter. And Easter is celebrated because of the resurrection of Christ. By removing Easter on the eggs, you’re removing whatever link it had to the holiday. Watch&Learn comment DailyWire