Sen. Graham Calls 'Odd' Susan Rice Email Into Question

Sen. Graham Calls 'Odd' Susan Rice Email Into Question

Sen. Graham Calls 'Odd' Susan Rice Email Into Question

The meeting included FBI Director James Comey, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, Vice President Joe Biden, and Rice herself, according to the email.

The two senators also note that while Rice said that Obama instructed Comey to proceed 'by the book, ' the Republicans claim that 'substantial questions have arisen about whether officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as the Justice Department and the State Department, actually did proceed "by the book"'.

Did Rice simply want to refresh her own memory about the contents of a meeting from weeks before-using an email address which, as an outgoing White House staffer, she would lose access to in mere hours?

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary is scheduled to hear testimony from Rice on February 22.

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley and Sen.

You wrote that President Obama stressed that he was "not asking about, initiating or instructing anything from a law enforcement perspective".

Below is the entire Grassley Graham letter to President Obama's former National Security Advisor Susan Rice requesting info related to a partially unclassified email Rice had sent to herself on January 20, 2017.

Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) added, "It strikes us as odd that, among your activities in the final moments on the final day of the Obama administration, you would feel the need to send yourself such an unusual email purporting to document a conversation involving President Obama and his interactions with the FBI regarding the Trump/Russia investigation".

"In addition, despite your claim that President Obama repeatedly told Mr. Comey to proceed 'by the book, ' substantial questions have arisen about whether officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as at the Justice Department and the State Department, actually did proceed 'by the book, '" they said.

Limbaugh noted the revelation that a September 2016 text to FBI agent Peter Strzok from his co-worker and paramour, Lisa Page, said Obama related to the Russian Federation investigation.

One of the text messages, obtained by Congress, reveals a conversation between Strzok and Page discussing a meeting they had in the office of then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe discussing an "insurance policy" against Trump in the event he was elected.

Recent revelations indicate that the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained a warrant to eavesdrop on Carter Page, a former volunteer adviser to the Trump campaign, by referencing a dossier prepared by former British spy Christopher Steele as part of opposition research on Trump. Lindsey Graham of SC said they discovered the "unusual email" Rice sent to herself on January 20, 2017.

It's also now known that an anti-Trump dossier was taken to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which used the allegations to win a FISA court warrant to spy on the Trump campaign.

It could also point to the fact that the Obama team was preventing the Trump team from obtaining certain information related to Russian Federation.

The email also appears to reflect Obama's guidance on sharing sensitive information with both the Russians and the incoming administration.

Or perhaps Rice left the meeting feeling jittery about the White House's involvement in an investigation concerning a successor Obama had repeatedly said was unfit for office.

Grassley and Graham said a portion of Rice's email contained classified information that remains redacted.

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