"I think it's going to be the biggest story", he said. And there is no evidence she acted to benefit the Obama Administration, or Trump's opponent at the time, Hillary Clinton. Page, referred to in the filing as "Male-1", is not accused of wrongdoing and said in a statement that he shared "basic immaterial information and publicly available research documents". Rice has firmly denied that she or other Obama officials used secret intelligencereports to spy on Trump associates for political purposes. Former CIA Acting Director John McLaughlin also defended Rice, saying, "she was doing her job".
No, it's not. Federal law does indeed allow the national security adviser, which Rice was at the time, to request the identities of US persons in intelligence reports for "context".
"If true, these are extremely serious allegations, that basically Susan Rice, according to these allegations was unmasking or making known the names of Americans whose names appeared surveillance of foreign officials". So is unmasking the identities of American citizens incidentally caught in surveillance, such as the identity of retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn. I think the Susan Rice thing is a massive story.
There is nothing unusual, much less suspicious, about any request by Rice, said another intelligence official, especially since it could have revealed Russian intelligence contacts or agents operating in the United States. Rice, as well as other officials, could request an intelligence review to determine whether there were legitimate national security reasons to identify them.
A source close to the matter told ABC News that Trump had no knowledge of the unmasking when he wrote those tweets.
Susan Rice, national security adviser for President Barack Obama, participates in a briefing at the White House on July 22, 2015. Former National Security Director Michael Hayden said it was "absolutely lawful".
The recipient of the report might decide that in order to fully understand the intelligence, they need to know the "U.S. Person's" identity.
McConnell reaches out to Romney about possible Senate bid
Despite Senator Hatch still deciding if he'll run for an eighth term rumors about Romney are flying. "I think it's just that". Now that is not to say that Romney - a relatively youthful-looking and quite vigorous man - would stand out in the Senate.
In mid-March, House intelligence committee chairman Devin Nunes abruptly announced he had seen "troubling" information about spy agencies widely spreading the identities of Trump associates.
Rice alluded to that Russian Federation probe in her interview, saying it was of "grave concern".
Axelrod also said that Trump should have prepped up for the very important meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, rather than "calling reporters in to level gratuitous, outrageous charges".
On Wednesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan said the House intelligence committee investigation - one of three looking into Russia's role in the 2016 election- was back on track, and Republicans and Democrats have agreed on the witnesses to be called.
President Trump granted an interview to the New York Times, offering yet another unverified claim. CNN anchor Chris Cuomo responded to the story with the following: "All right, President Trump, right-wing media types [are] peddling a fake scandal".
Nunes said during a March 22 press conference that he was "troubled" because the reports he'd seen were not connected to Russian Federation or any foreign intelligence. As Andrew McCarthy points out, "the thing to bear in mind is that the White House does not do investigations". The irony is that Trump was wrong about the media but many in the media seem to be working hard to prove him right.
Nunes, who stepped aside in the committee's investigation Thursday amid a barrage of bogus claims from the media and fellow House members, put his reputation on the line to try to get to the truth. Then Nunes' Democratic counterpart on the same committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who had complained loud and long that he had not seen the documents, viewed the same documents and afterward remained essentially mute.
Yust was once a suspect in the disappearance of his former girlfriend, Kara Kopetsky, the Kansas City police have said. A mushroom hunter found the remains Monday in an area south of Belton and a second skull was found nearby Tuesday.
While the ceremony is this week, most of us will not get to see it until the end of the month when it will be broadcast on HBO. Other artists being inducted are Pearl Jam , ELO, YES, Joan Baez and the late Tupac Shakur as well as Nile Rogers.
Barcelona is closing in on La Liga leaders Real Madrid as they attained an emphatic 3-0 victory over fellow title rivals Sevilla. The Spanish side enters the match now enduring its worst moment of the season, winless in their last five matches.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin believed the USA attacks on Syria showed aggression against a sovereign state. Syrian government forces used a chemical weapon against the town of Khan Sheikhoun in southern Idlib province.
This makes sense as e-commerce in the US has slowed down and Amazon is facing tough competition from Alibaba BABA and eBay EBAY. Our phone seem to do anything these days, and Amazon joins the list of companies vying for your digital signature.
It's not clear whether the attack on the air base was the first of a broader campaign against the Assad regime. Security Council resolution authorizing sanctions against the Syrian government for chemical weapons use.
A lot of them were probably fake, but one of these "rogue" accounts has actually drawn the ire of the Trump administration. This week the company told the accountholder about the summons, and told the government that it would challenge the order.
South Africa's Zuma cops backlash over sacking
He said both he and Jonas had joined the liberation struggle as youths to help bring South Africa to where it is today. Pravin Gordhan was replaced by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba , the president's office said in a statement .
Motives for North Korea's latest missile test
White House official said Trump wanted to work with China and described the discussions over North Korea as a test for the U.S. This latest trial comes ahead of a summit between USA and Chinese leaders who are set to discuss Pyongyang's arms programme.
EU regulators approve Fox plans to buy Sky
The European Commission has cleared 21st Century Fox's acquisition of Sky, concluding that the move raised no anti-trust concerns. Britain's Ofcom is still investigating whether the deal would serve the public, and is due to issue its report by May 16.
The Masters 2017: 5 best moments in history
And he has no regrets over how last year's tournament played out. "I was proud of the way we fought that day too". And, most of all, have some fun playing on the course that he dreamed of playing on as a Dallas golf kid.
Why wait? Second time's the charm at recent Masters
He said English golf was enjoying something of a golden age at the moment with a record 11 players in the Augusta field. Since the tournament started, only three players won as rookies, including the first champion Horton Smith in 1934.
Google, Amazon eye Toshiba's chip unit
The U.S. government has guaranteed $8.3 billion in loans to the company to finance the construction of four reactors. Toshiba will begin negotiating with individual candidates next month, the Nikkei said.
Comcast Giving Cellphone Service Another Try
Anyone who subscribes to a Comcast internet service below X1 can get an " unlimited " plan for $65 a month per line. The service will feature the popular phones such as Apple's iPhone, Samsung's Galaxy devices and LG phones.
Simon Gotch Has Officially Been Released From WWE
WWE made a big announcement on Wednesday when it was revealed that former NXT Tag Team Champion Simon Gotch had been released . Poor booking choices and the nearly extinct division on Smackdown Live hurt any potential the two had as a team in the WWE .
Roland founder Ikutaro Kakehashi has died
Kakehashi shared the Technical Grammy Award with Dave Smith in 2013 for contributions to electronic music technology. More recently, Kanye West's 2008 album 808s and Heartbreak paid tribute to the machine.
Flyers' Neuvirth carted off ice after collapsing in crease
It was a scary scene in Philadelphia as Michal Neuvirth collapsed untouched in goal at the 7:37 mark of the first period. But that just seemed a sideshow for the night's other incidents, including the scary collapse of goalie Michal Neuvirth.
Free Easter egg hunt to be held in Shoreham
You can sign up and tree climb to collect eggs hanging from the branches or try your hand at the egg drop on the zipline. The annual Easter Egg hunt , hosted by the Highland News Leader and participating merchants, is slated for 2 p.m.