Rand Paul: Rice Should Testify Under Oath If Obama Ordered Her To "Unmask" Trump Team

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After it emerged courtesy of Mike Cernovich that former National Security Advisor Susan Rice had made numerous requests to “unmask” the identities of Americans associated with President Trump in intelligence reports, senator Rand Paul who in recent days has been on increasingly better terms with the president and even went golfing with him this weekend, said Rice should testify under oath about her involvment in a potentially illegal scandal that she herself denied she had any knowledge of as recently as 2 weeks ago.

The Kentucky senator called the unmasking an “enormous deal” and indicated that it should be illegal.

“If it is allowed, we shouldn’t be allowing it, but I don’t think should just discount how big a deal it is that Susan Rice was looking at these and she needs to be asked, ‘Did President Obama ask her to do this? Was this a directive from President Obama?  I think she should testify under oath on this.” Paul told reporters.

“I think she should be asked under oath, did she reveal it to The Washington Post. I think they were illegally basically using an espionage tool to eavesdrop or wiretap — if you want to use the word generally — on the Trump campaign,” Paul said.

The report about Rice is linked to Devin Nunes’s claim that the Trump transition team was "accidentally surveilled" and associated information was widely disseminated in intelligence community reports.

Nunes made the claim nearly two weeks ago, infuriating his Democratic colleagues by briefing the media and Trump on the information before revealing it to his committee. Nunes said he was particularly concerned with the possibility that Trump associates were “unmasked” in the intelligence reports.  Nunes revealed the information weeks after Trump accused Obama of having his “wires tapped” at Trump Tower ahead of the presidential election.

Paul used Monday’s development to renew his push for reform of a controversial provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that allows the U.S. intelligence community to target non-Americans outside the United States without a warrant. The provision, Section 702, is up for renewal later this year. Paul also signaled that he sees Nunes — who has long been an advocate for the foreign intelligence law — as a potential ally for reform.

Nunes previously took issue with the fact that Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, had his communications monitored by the intelligence community, which were later the subject of media reports. 

“I have been very impressed with Devin Nunes,” Paul said. “All of the intelligence hawks don’t like him because he appears to have found something and he’s willing to talk about it with the president.”

“I think it is inappropriate and it should be illegal,” Paul said of "incidental collection" on Americans without a warrant, i.e. spying by the NSA first revealed by Edward Snowden.

“I don’t think you should be allowed to listen to Americans’ conversations without a warrant. They are doing it without a warrant. They are targeting a foreigner, and because they are targeting a foreigner they are gathering all of this information on Americans.” 

“Is there a possibility that Susan Rice was politically motivated? Let’s ask her why she was opening up all of the conversations with Trump transition figures.”

Last Friday, in a rare public compliment of a political figure, Matt Drudge said that "Rand Paul is America's best senator."

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IridiumRebel's picture

I'm sure she won't lie. Whole truth, nothing but the truth and all that....sure.

db51's picture

She'll plead 5th.   There.  Fixed it for ya'

 

 

JustPrintMoreDuh's picture

Indeed, because theres NO WAY the whore would lie under oath!

froze25's picture

She won't lie, she will use the bullshit lawyer double talk to avoid answering all the questions and/or take the 5th. It will look terrible but she won't lie or incriminate herself.

bobdog54's picture

She did last time, Miss Benghazi Video...

TheJewsDidIT666's picture

Rand is looking more and more like his dad by the day. I love this side of Rand. Keep on grilling Trump on his nonsense without making it personal and support him 100 percent on the good things he is pushing. 

mofreedom's picture

We MUST stop using words like SHOULD, COULD, WOULD...in place of SHALL, CAN, WILL.

Sounds WEAK otherwise.

BALLS!!!

ejmoosa's picture

Rand went to DC and tried to persuade the swamp creatures that what they were doing was on the wrong path.

Maybe Trump enlightened him that you will never change it by working on the inside.

You raise hell on the outside, get the public on your side, recruit some other outsiders to join you and raise holy hell inside the capital, not caring if you are breaking bread with McCain, McConnell or Graham.  He needs our help to send those morons packing.

At least that is what I am hoping!

 

This is exactly why less power should be in the hands of the polticians and more in our hands.  

mofreedom's picture

If i was in a urinal next to a McCain, a McConnell or a Graham I would micturate on their left shoe.

bobdog54's picture

The way it is supposed to be....

Redhotfill's picture

I'm tired of this bullshit! I want to see traitors hung in the National Mall on live television NOW!

TheLastTrump's picture

Are we there yet? lol

 

Doesn't anyone else see the similarities.....

hotrod's picture

Does anyone think she cares about the OATH?  All she has to say is, I dont recal

Chupacabra-322's picture

In a Fair & Lawlful just Society she would be

Arrest, Indicted, Tried, Enprisoned & Executed.

However, the Criminal Fraud UNITED STATES, CORP, INC is absolutely, Completely

Lawless.

holdbuysell's picture

“I think she ought to testify under oath on this. I think she should be asked under oath, did she reveal it to The Washington Post.”

Completely useless Kabuki until someone is put in pound-me-in-the-a**-prison for life. She'll lie anyway. Clapper's blatant lies under oath are a testament to a government running open loop and lawless.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ hold,

To my point,

At the current moment we're completely Tyrannically Lawless.
We have been for quite some time. In the past, their Criminality was "Hidden in plain view."

Now it's out in the open, in your face Criminality & Lawlessness. Complete debachary.

Thing is, the bar & precedent has been set so high among these Criminals I doubt we will ever see another person arrested in our lifetime.

TheLastTrump's picture

None of y'all are getting the memo. You will. This isn't the old boss. Spare me your tritisms.

 

"Clapper's blatant lies under oath are a testament to a government running open loop and lawless."

holdbuysell's picture

I hear you. Many are cautiously optimistic to your point.

Time will tell.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ TheLast,
I've put together a compelling post with accompanying list which spans over 16 years of obvious High Crimes & Treason / Sedition. Is the DOJ even big enough to Prosecute all the Crimes?

This scandal cries out for aggressive investigation. Let’s see the initial FISA application, and the court order denying it. Then let’s see the second application, and the order that approved it. Let’s put the Obama administration officials who signed the applications under oath, and find out who put them up to it. Let’s find out what judges denied the first application, and what judges granted the second one. Let’s get the details on the Obama administration’s spying. Did they tap the Trump campaign’s telephones? If so, which lines? Did they hack into the Trump campaign’s servers? If so, which ones?

Obviously, as President Trump said, the Obama administration learned nothing of significance from its spying on the Trump campaign. But it now appears that the election of 2016 may have been hacked after all, in a far more meaningful way than an intrusion into Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s email account. It may have been hacked by the Obama administration. We need to find out what happened. Congress should give top priority to this investigation.
Absolutely.

So what Criminals at large Obama, Clapper & Lynch have done 17 days prior to former CEO Criminal Obama leaving office was to Decentralize & weaken the NSA. As a result, Intel gathering was then regulated to the other 16 Intel Agencies.

Thus, taking Centuries Old Intelligence based on a vey stringent Centralized British Model, De Centralized it, filling the remaining 16 Intel Agenices with potential Spies and a Shadow Deep State Mirror Government.

All controlled from two blocks away at Pure Evil Criminal War Criminal Treasonous at large, former CEO Obama's Compound / Lair.

It's High Treason / Sedition being conducted "Hidden In Plain View" by the Deep State. It's the most Bizzare Transition of Power I've ever witnessed.
Unprecedented.

And, If Obama, Lynch & Clapper all agreed 17 days out to change the surveillance structure of the NSA. What date exectly did the changes occur in relation to the first FISA request for the Trump Wire Taps?

Thing is, there are multiple different High Crimes at play.?1. The looting of Fanny Mae & Freddie Mac to fund Obamacare.?2. The Lynch DOJ tax payer slush fund to fund Political Leftists Groups?3. The FISA wiretapping

Irrefutable proof of the absolute, complete, open Lawlessness by the Criminal Fraud UNITED STATES, CORP. INC., its CEO & Board of Directors.

1. Torture
2. WMD lie to the American People.
3. Lying the American People into War.
4. Illegal Wars of Aggression.
5.Arming, funding & training of terror organizations by the State Dept. / CIA & members of CONgress.
6. BENGHAZI.
7. McCain meets with ISIS (Pics available).
8. Clapper lies to CONgress.
9. Brennan lies to CONgress & taps Congressional phones / computers.
10. Lynch meets Clinton on tarmac.
11. Fast & Furious deals with the Sinaloa Cartel.
12. Holder in Contempt of CONgress.
13. CIA drug / gun running / money laundering through the tax payer bailed out TBTFB.
14. Illegal NSA Spying on the American People.
15. DNC Federal Election Crime / Debbie Wasserman Shultz.
16. Hillary Clinton email Treason
17. Clinton Foundation pay to play RICO
18. Anthony Weiner 650,000 emails #PizzaGate Pedo Crimes.
19. Secret Iran deal.
20. Lynch takes the Fifth when asked about Iran deal.
21. FBI murders LaVoy

Thing is, there are multiple different High Crimes at play.

1. The looting of Fanny Mae & Freddie Mac to fund Obamacare.
2. The Lynch DOJ tax payer slush fund to fund Political Leftists Groups
3. The FISA wiretapping.

vealparm's picture

How about the murders of Andrew Breitbart, Antonin Scalia and Seth Rich?

Chupacabra-322's picture

The list consist of Crimes which can be Irrefutably proven beyond a shadow of doubt.

Those deaths / murders have not been fully investigated or substantiated as of yet.

gregga777's picture

 

She will lie under oath.

She will tell the truth under oath.

Able Ape's picture

Lying about WMD and getting away with it is very emboldening so I wouldn't expect much to come of this...

how_this_stuff_works's picture

She will buy an airline ticket and leave the country.

Theta_Burn's picture

Its getting a bit warm for some folks..

 

MaxThrust's picture

"Its getting a bit warm for some folks"

Yeah, and the thermostat is about to get turned up a notch.

gregga777's picture

She will plead that,

"I am just a poor, dumb, Affirmative Action black, lesbian female descended from slaves so you cannot hold me accountable."

Nobodys Home's picture

Try her in a southern court. Well now darlin, that depends on weah you ah from.

vlad335's picture

What a surprise! Susan Rice pops up and is ready to take the fall for Obama. Just like Benghazi.

LN's picture

Once again, we focus on the messenger ignoring the message.

We're far too stupid to learn.

LN

gregga777's picture

The American People should protest the fact that the elites are exempt from the Law by practicing Jury Nullification at all Jury Trials of non-elite Americans.  Stop sending Americans to prison for crimes that are far less serious than those committed by our "leaders" on a daily basis.  Stop subsidizing the American CONporate prison industry, too.  

 

Able Ape's picture

We are entitled to Jury Nullification but they'll NEVER admit that...

Nobodys Home's picture

We, the jury, find no intent.

Yen Cross's picture

  I have a hunch she's[Rice] going to be cornered into some sort of immunity negotiation in exchange for testimony.

 The paper trail looks pretty long and solid, so any investigations will be even more damaging.

  Rice made it clear that she was willing to fall on Obungas limp dik, with the multiple logon requests.

  The investigative body should be negotiating the length of of her incarceration, for evidence.  <She's BUSTED>

 

 I wouldn't offer her anything, and just use the paper trail, and lower level facts[intel/ whistle blowers] as ammunition to convict her.

 * It was a video that got all those people in Benghazi killed.  </sarc>

db51's picture

Oh, you mean the same immunity deals that everyone got for testifying about the fucking e-mails and destroyed laptops?  That kind of immunity....

how_this_stuff_works's picture

Not as long as she has her passport.

BitchesBetterRecognize's picture

just lock up the whole motherfucking Obama/Clinton crew for life ------ and get Bush & Cheney while at it!!!

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Bitches,

This list of High Crimes, Treason, Sedition & Crimes Against Humanity & Crimes Against The American People span over 16 years & Both Political Parties & CEO's of the Criminal Fraud UNITED STATES, CORP. INC.

Pick your poison, doesn't matter.

False Right / Left Paradigm.

We're Absolutely, Completely,

LAWLESS.

NoWayJose's picture

Here's the question -- "Did Barrack Obama order you to unmask Trump campaign staff, or did you commit this FELONY on your own?"

Golden Showers's picture

So let me try to understand this one:

We're talking about the credibility of the office of US President? K, so, what the fuck does the previous administration have to do with the current administration?

When was the last time the office of President was credible?

When Arron Burr got caught with a hot one by Hamilton. July 11 1804? Er, was that vice president?

I kind of think that the Presidencies of LBJ, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush 2, Obama, were a trip down the shitter for America, but that's just recent news. Let's not forget the fantastic efforts of Wilson, and FDR. How many Presidents has the US actually had who were not in some way traitors? You can forget any of them over the past century.

Let's go back 200 years and think a bit about it. This doesn't mean that Trump can't be credible. In fact, it's the opposite that we want.

Perhaps when the outgoing administration is set up on a firing line by the new administration, by covenant, something called term limits to senators and congressmen (so called), will things be a bit different. Otherwise, it is prudent to simply smack each other in the face with white gloves and challenge to a duel.

America itself looks like shit every day because of someone's administration. But then that is the point when your country is run by a private bank.

hotrod's picture

THERE MUST BE MORE  or why would Trump say  Obama is really a bad(sick) guy.

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

Spot on.

He didn't say Rice is really a bad (or sick) person.

He said that of Obama.  

And who says something so damning publicly w/o something really solid?

Oh, and where in the world is Barack Obama?

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

I'll bet we don't know the half of it at this point.  This is gonna snowball.

I knew Barry secretly blew way outta town for a reason.

And that nasty piece Hillary's gotta be involved in this too, fo sho.

wcole225's picture

Trump is either a genius mastermind tactician or there's some serious unseen spiritual stuff going on here. The guy is continually painted as the fool only to win or be vindicated in what he does and says. Idk. I tend to think the latter. If so then this is gonna continue to get more and more interesting as the lid is blown off the filth and corruption of the democrats, RINO's and the duplicitous Press for all to see. Pizza anyone?

nunyabidnez's picture

I think Bannon is the genius here.

TheLastTrump's picture

Key, sure. There's also Kushner & Miller, deep thinkers. Ivanka, Kelly Anne, Melania...talent everywhere.

TheLastTrump's picture

It's both. It's not unseen.

 

>>> "Trump is either a genius mastermind tactician or there's some serious unseen spiritual stuff going on here."

TheLastTrump's picture

Starting to look more & more like one of Joel? Rosenbergs books.

 

Also, obvious signs to me over the last year of Jonathan Cahn's Shemitah year and aftermath. Kingdoms rising, kingdoms falling. Globally, nationally, individually.

 

Reaper's picture

She'll take the fifth.   Congress needs enact a law expanded from the NY State Constitution removing from office + all continuing benefits anyone who takes the fifth in regard their government service in court or legislative hearing. 

From NY Constitution: "providing, that any public officer who, upon being called before a grand jury to testify concerning the conduct of his or her present office or of any public office held by him or her within five years prior to such grand jury call to testify, or the performance of his or her official duties in any such present or prior offices, refuses to sign a waiver of immunity against subsequent criminal prosecution, or to answer any relevant question concerning such matters before such grand jury, shall by virtue of such refusal, be disqualified from holding any other public office or public employment for a period of five years from the date of such refusal to sign a waiver of immunity against subsequent prosecution, or to answer any relevant question concerning such matters before such grand jury, and shall be removed from his or her present office by the appropriate authority or shall forfeit his or her present office at the suit of the attorney-general'

TheLastTrump's picture

Yeah...how does the AG of the US take the 5th and not be under investigation immediately, stripped of privelege. Lynch, right?

 

This crap has been going on for 8 years & no one did anything.

 

Meaning the RINO's are in on it. I bet the pizzafreaks get a little slice of pie when it's all said & done. Looks like RINO's trying to cover shit up too.

 

Justice delayed is justice denied. I've been shaking my head for 8 years at some of the stuff that's passed blithely through the turncoat media.