Here is a perfect example of a double standard between the Republicans and the Democrats.
Susan Rice lashed out at President Trump for keeping the notes locked up in a top-secret vault. Then she admitted that Obama did the same thing. She tried to justify this by saying there was nothing in the Trump conversation that would be classified. But those of you familiar with Rice knows she is a notorious liar.
Anytime the president or the Secretary of State talk to the head of another country, it’s classified. Especially when they discuss the leaders of other countries like Trump and Zelensky did.
Former national security adviser Susan Rice slammed President Donald Trump for storing the notes from his phone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on a top-secret server — then admitted the Obama administration stored communications on the same server.
Speaking at the Texas Tribune Festival, Rice tore into the Trump administration for “unprecedented” actions, claiming officials have attempted to “bury” information.
“What [the Trump administration] did instead of storing it in the normal system, which is protected and classified, even though there was no classified substance in that actual discussion,” Rice said. “Instead of putting it where it normally resides, they hid it on a very highly sensitive, highly compartmented server that very few people in the U.S. government have access to in order to bury it.”
Then Rice was asked by the moderator how often the Obama administration did what she is criticizing the Trump administration for doing.
Despite admitting the phone conversation transcript was not a verbatim transcript — therefore acknowledging the exact contents of the call have not been publicized — Rice claimed the conversation between Trump and Zelensky did not meet the standard to be stored on the top-secret server.
“It’s rare that a presidential conversation would be classified to that highest level — it’s not impossible, it’s very rare — even when two leaders are discussing classified information,” she said. “Here’s a case where there was nothing classified and it was moved to the most secure, sensitive server.”