In tonight's Final View, we look at if the former NSA Director Susan Rice lied to the American people about the alleged Trump Campaign ties to Russia.
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All right, in tonight's final view, Susan Rice, lies again. You may remember the former national security agency director, and the person who went on five Sunday talk shows to tell you what's going on is due to a movie on YouTube. Instead of lying ted, how about calling her lying, lazy Susan? As NSA director, she unmasked U.S. citizens’ names that were caught up in incidental arrests.in march 22nd, she was on TBS, talking in regards to some news from Devin Nunes.
I began by asking about the allegations about Devin nuns that trump transition officials including the president may have been swept up in surveillance at the end of the trump administration.
I knew nothing about that. I was surprised to hear that from chairman Nunes today.
What are you talking about? She just said I know had nothing about this, that chairman Nunes would come out and say the names of people involved with the trump team were being unmasked to reveal foreign leaders. They were being unintentionally swept up in this surveillance. That’s the context we're going to share with you next, because today she went on MSNBC. She just said on March 22nd she had no idea. Today she said this:
There were occasions when I would receive a report in which a U.S. person was referred to, name not provided, just U.S. person, and sometimes in that context, in order to understand the importance of the report and assess its significance, it was necessary to find out or request the information as to who that U.S. official was.
So now you're saying that you were aware that you could request names of U.S. citizens and unmask them. Just happens to be a G.O.P. presidential candidate and members of his campaign team. Here’s a couple things to think about: why would she need this information? Why would she want this information unmasked? Why was it necessary for her to do this to American citizens? Was a government agency meaning the NSA being used as a political -- a political -- weapon? Senator rand Paul is calling for Susan Rice to testify in front of congress. We have to wonder if she's going to actually show up and tell the truth in front of congress or pull a Lois Lerner and plead the fifth. The IRS being used as a political weapon as well to go after those 4501c4 tea party organizations. She says yes, we were unmasking U.S. citizens’ names. A while back, only the NSA had access. Then January 3rd, 17 days before president Obama is no longer the president, Loretta lynch signs new rules that would allow the NSA to share this intelligence with 16 other agencies. Why would a president with only 17 days left expand intelligence to 16 more agencies? The reason why is because now you've expanded what it takes for an investigation. Before you've got this very small, finite number of people to look at within the NSA, now it expands to 16 more, you're talking about years and years and years of investigations until you can actually prove that someone did x, y, or z, she can indict them and hopefully charge them, because keep in mind here is the actual crime taking place, everyone is talking about solution, but the one thing we're sure of is the leaking of classified information. Clearly that's taking place.