Senators Are Questioning An “Unusual” Letter Rice Wrote To Herself

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Senators Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham are wondering why Susan Rice wrote herself a letter on Jan. 20th, 2017 — the same Trump was Inaugurated. The note details a conversation she observed just a couple of weeks before between then FBI Director James Comey and former President Barack Obama.

“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,” they wrote in a letter to Rice.

Specifically, part of what Rice what: 

“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,” Rice wrote, according to an excerpt included in the senators’ letter. “From a national security perspective, however, President Obama said he wants to be sure that, as we engage with the incoming [Trump] team, we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason that we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia.”

Of course, hardball is now being played in that regard with Kathryn Ruemmler, the former White House counsel in the Obama administration, officially representing Susan Rice seeks to dismiss the suggestion, saying that it was not unusual.

“There is nothing ‘unusual’ about the National Security Advisor memorializing an important discussion for the record. The Obama White House was justifiably concerned about how comprehensive they should be in their briefings regarding Russia to members of the Trump transition team, particularly Lt. General Michael Flynn, given the concerning communications between him and Russian officials,” Ruemmler said in a statement.

“The discussion that Ambassador Rice documented did not involve the so-called Steele dossier. Any insinuation that Ambassador Rice’s actions in this matter were inappropriate is yet another attempt to distract and deflect from the importance of the ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in America’s democracy,” Ruemmler continued.

And this is their game plan, I guess? We’ve seen evidence of a Deep State or sorts working against the highest office in the land and we’re to not question EVERYTHING at this point? They really do live on another planet, don’t they?

(H/T The Hill)