Judge Nap: New Email Could Be 'An Effort By Susan Rice to Reconstruct History'
Judge Andrew Napolitano reacted to revelations that Obama administration adviser Susan Rice sent an "unusual email" to herself on President Donald Trump's inauguration day.
Ex-national security adviser Susan Rice sent an “unusual email” to herself the day President Trump was sworn into office documenting former President Barack Obama's guidance at a high-level meeting about how law enforcement should investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race, two Republican senators said Monday.
According to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Sen. Lindsey Graham, the partially unclassified email was sent by Rice on Jan. 20, 2017 -- and appears to document a Jan. 5 meeting that included Obama, then-FBI Director James Comey, then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, then-Vice President Joe Biden and Rice.
In the email, Obama's national security adviser wrote: “President Obama began the conversation by stressing his continued commitment to ensuring that every aspect of this issue is handled by the Intelligence and law enforcement communities ‘by the book.’ The president stressed that he is not asking about, initiating or instructing anything from a law enforcement perspective. He reiterated that our law enforcement team needs to proceed as it normally would by the book.”
Napolitano said it appeared to be "an effort by Susan Rice to reconstruct history."
He said Rice wanted to make Obama appear to be "ignorant" of the "fray fomented by his administration to undermine the incoming president."
Napolitano noted that Obama himself to Fox's Chris Wallace in 2016 that he didn't speak to anyone at the Department of Justice about any campaign-related investigations.
"There's a serious disconnect there," he said.
Napolitano noted that Obama himself told Fox's Chris Wallace in 2016 that he didn't speak to anyone at the Department of Justice about any campaign-related investigations.
"What... caused her to write this?" Napolitano asked.
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