ObamaGate: In a TV appearance, Susan Rice remains adamant that the Obama administration didn't spy on the incoming Trump administration. Really? A growing body of evidence suggests just the opposite, and that a crime was likely committed.
"The allegation is that somehow, Obama administration officials utilized intelligence for political purposes," Rice told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell. "That's absolutely false. ... There was no such collection or surveillance on Trump Tower or Trump individuals, it is important to understand, directed by the White House or targeted at Trump individuals."
As denials go that's pretty categorical, but it falls apart on even superficial scrutiny.
Let's start with the wording. As we've noted before, this is clever, lawyerly evasion, not truth-telling. She's right, in one sense: They designed this intel operation so that "Trump individuals" wouldn't be targets, but "incidental" to gathering information about foreigners.Read the rest of this IBD editorial HERE.
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