Monday, April 03, 2017

Nothing or Everything

The Keyser Soze of the Obama Administration is back. Perhaps:
Susan Rice, who served as the National Security Adviser under President Obama, has been identified as the official who requested unmasking of incoming Trump officials, Cernovich Media can exclusively report.

The White House Counsel’s office identified Rice as the person responsible for the unmasking after examining Rice’s document log requests. The reports Rice requested to see are kept under tightly-controlled conditions. Each person must log her name before being granted access to them.

Upon learning of Rice’s actions, H. R. McMaster dispatched his close aide Derek Harvey to Capitol Hill to brief Chairman Nunes.
So who, or rather what, is Cernovich Media? It's a guy who does his own reporting and has an agenda. So maybe this is crap. Or maybe not:
This reporter has been informed that Maggie Haberman has had this story about Susan Rice for at least 48 hours, and has chosen to sit on it in an effort to protect the reputation of former President Barack Obama.
Maggie Haberman works for the New York Times. She's also someone who carries water for the Democrats generally, as we discovered from WikiLeaks last year.  As usual, we have no idea who is telling the truth. If Cernovich is telling the truth, Rice should be in prison. But we have no idea.

Meanwhile, Byron York is following another trail for the Washington Examiner*:
Sen. Charles Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey demanding the story behind the FBI's reported plan to pay the author of a lurid and unsubstantiated dossier on candidate Donald Trump. In particular, Grassley appears to be zeroing in on the FBI's deputy director, Andrew McCabe, indicating Senate investigators want to learn more about McCabe's role in a key aspect of the Trump-Russia affair.

Grassley began his investigation after the Washington Post reported on February 28 that the FBI, "a few weeks before the election," agreed to pay former British spy Christopher Steele to investigate Trump. Prior to that, supporters of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign had paid Steele to gather intelligence on Clinton's Republican rival. In the end, the FBI did not pay Steele, the Post reported, after the dossier "became the subject of news stories, congressional inquiries and presidential denials." It is not clear whether Steele worked under agreement with the FBI for any period of time before the payment deal fell through.

"The idea that the FBI and associates of the Clinton campaign would pay Mr. Steele to investigate the Republican nominee for president in the run-up to the election raises further questions about the FBI's independence from politics, as well as the Obama administration's use of law enforcement and intelligence agencies for political ends," Grassley wrote in a letter to Comey dated March 28.
So will we be talking about any of these issues today? I would imagine we would, because as I was writing this post, the Leader of the Free World was back on the ol' Twitter:

Forcing the issue
Guess we'll find out. Perhaps we'll even hear from Maggie Haberman.

*If you click on the link, mute your tab. York is a good reporter, but that website launches autoplay videos like there's no tomorrow.


Gino said...

In an honest press, this is bigger than Watergate.

Bike Bubba said...

....but it all depends on what gets out. I think it's time for a special prosecutor--and yes, a Republican on this case.

Unknown said...

Google "Mike Cernovich." He's broken several stories but the mainstream media hates him so he doesn't get credit, instead they do hit pieces on him. The transcript of his upcoming 60 Minutes interview is telling. Hinderocker at Powerline mentioned it, too.