90 Miles From Tyranny : Susan Rice ’email to self’ Reveals Extent Of Obama’s Role In FBI Russia Probe

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Susan Rice ’email to self’ Reveals Extent Of Obama’s Role In FBI Russia Probe

Former Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice had said in recent interviews that she welcomed the declassification of her January, 2017 ’email to self’ regarding the Oval Office meeting she, along with top Obama Administration officials, attended with President Obama, during the last days of his presidency.

She, however, should be concerned about the email. Numerous Republican congressional officials contend that the email she sent to herself on Jan. 20, 2017 on the last day of the Obama Administration reveals the extent of Obama’s involvement in the FBI’s unscrupulous Russia investigation into President Trump’s campaign and former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

Since 2018, GOP Senators have been waiting for the DNI or DOJ declassify and release Rice’s ’email to self.” On Tuesday, acting Director of National Intelligence Rick Grenell declassified the the email and turned it over to the Department of Justice for a full review before it could be released to the public.

Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who originally discovered the email and Ron Johnson, R-Wisconson, and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., fought for the declassification of the email since 2018. Grassley and Graham had sent a joint letter to Rice in February, 2018 after discovering the email, and the response from her lawyer alluded to national security concerns among senior Obama officials who attended the meeting at the Oval Office. Those who attended the classified meeting were Rice, President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, then CIA Director John Brennan, former FBI Director James Comey, and then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Rice’s lawyer specifically noted that there was no discussion of former British Spy Christopher Steele, whose debunked dossier was also used by the FBI in its shoddy investigation of the Trump campaign.

Johnson said the decision to renew the call for the release of the mail several years after the original request was based in part on the Justice Department’s decision to issue a motion to...

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