Rice Email: FBI Dir. Comey accused patriot Gen.Michael Flynn of betraying America – with zero evidence.
Days before President Trump’s inauguration, FBI Director James Comey urged President Obama to withhold “sensitive information related to Russia” from Trump’s incoming National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, based on his “frequent” conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Comey’s outlandish suggestion was documented in an email sent by Susan Rice (Flynn’s predecessor) to herself on Inauguration Day. The email, which details a Jan. 5 Oval Office meeting with Obama, Biden, and other top officials was declassified this week by DNI Richard Grenell. The meeting followed an IC briefing on Russian hacking during the 2016 presidential election.
“President Obama asked if Comey was saying that the NSC should not pass sensitive information related to Russia to Flynn,” wrote Rice. “Comey replied ‘potentially.’ He added that he has no indication thus far that Flynn has passed classified information to Kislyak, but he noted the ‘the level of communication is unusual.’ The President asked Comey to inform him if anything changes in the next few weeks that should affect how we share classified information with the incoming team. Comey said that he would.”
President Obama began the meeting by reminding officials of his commitment to proceeding “by the book,” noted Rice. “He wants to be sure that, as we engage with the incoming team, we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason that we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia.”
As we know, Flynn’s innocent conversations with Kislyak were the basis for an FBI wiretap and a controversial interview in which FBI agents conspired to get Flynn fired from the White House.
Furthermore, Rice’s email supports President Trump’s claim that Obama ordered the FBI to spy on the incoming administration.
The bottom line: Comey, as head of the FBI, urged Obama to withhold information from an incoming adviser to the President of the United States when he had no reason to suspect Flynn of espionage, treason, or any other crime.
Comey has never been an adviser to the POTUS nor has he investigated one, so his supposition that Flynn’s conversations with Kislyak were “unusual” has no merit. It is obvious that Comey listened to Flynn’s conversations without probable cause of any kind. Comey is the real criminal here, not Flynn.
Editor’s Note: I’m pissed.
A decorated three star General of the United States of America, a true patriot, a man who has run entire intelligence agencies, a man who was selected to the National Security Advisor by the incoming President of the United States, is accused without any basis whatsoever of betraying his country. His career has been trashed, he is financially ruined.
Accused because he was making calls to the Russian Ambassador? Let me repeat, Flynn RAN AN INTELLIGENCE AGENCY. He KNEW he was being recorded. Did Comey honestly think he would not know this? If he were betraying his country did Comey think he would not know how to communicate securely?
As for “unusual.” How in the hell would Comey know? He’s never been there. What the hell does he think National Security Advisors do? Yes, they occasionally talk to foreign nationals. Especially the unfriendly ones. Does Comey not know this? Is he a complete idiot?
This meeting, documented by one of the participants, include Barack Obama and Vice President Biden, and gave tacit permission to attack a senior member of the incoming Trump Administration. Again, with no evidence.
This is sabotage of the transition of power, with the implicit approval of Barack Obama and VP Biden.
This was a crime, a violation of Flynn’s fourth amendment rights.
This was an egregious abuse of power by the Obama Administration’s – abusing the vast powers of the U.S. Government to directly attack political opponents. That’s what they do in China and Russia to support their dictatorships.
Editor’s Postscript: By the way, we are not necessarily sure of the verity of the email’s contents. Susan Rice is as dirty as they come. It could be that this was meant to cover the asses of the rest of the participants to hide more sinister activities.
The info that both Comey, the traitor, and Obama, the pos, wanted to hide was all of the secret deals those two had with Russia and their close friend Putin. Now I am just speaking “potentially.”
Yet Bush Boy Barr sees nothing wrong here, nothing, no crime here folks.
Obama and Biden can do no wrong, Bush Boy Barr will not waste time investigating innocent people. And, all Obama Clinton Cabal members are innocent people.
Believe me they see it. Trump said last fall that there is no use calling out the crimes of the Democrats until closer to the election. Watch as things heat up over the summer.
There seem to be three editors on this website, but you Alice come up with the most outlandish stories! And that is saying a lot! You state that Flynn had to to know he was being wiretapped (which is logical, since he was speaking to the Russian ambassador, who is always wiretapped). However, if that is so, why did he lie to his administration (Pence) and the FBI when questioned? That is unknown, but the facts are clear he did lie. So what are the potential implications of such a lie? Well, the Russian’s knew what he had said on the conversation with their ambassador, so conceivably he could be blackmailed because of his lie. So Comey and Susan Rice warmed the incoming Trump administration not to share sensitive information with Flynn, due to the possibility of blackmail. Nothing nefarious about that. Clearly Flynn is not a patriot, but rather a liar and promoter of conspiracy theories. This, of course does not play well with the trump narrative, but as most of trump’s pronouncements, it is all based on lies…
I don’t know why he lied to pence or if he even did. But the rest of your supposition is BS. Flynn was the incoming national security advisor, he was doing his job. There was no possibility of blackmail.
And no, you have your facts wrong. They did NOT warn the Trump administration of anything. Comey warned Obama not to share information with the incoming elected administration.
You are confused and biased, pretty normal for a liberal.
Oh,come on! They’ve had the transcript of the call ever since the call was made. If there had been anything traitorous, or highly criminal, or even highly embarrassing about the call, I don’t think Schiff could have contained his urge to leak, even to let Comey and Mueller get their yardage out of it.
I’d bet that Flynn offered Trump that line about Lying to Pence so that Trump could distance himself from the chaos and fraud which they knew would follow.