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Susan Rice Email Puts Obama in Crosshairs of Muellergate

Susan Rice Email Puts Obama in Crosshairs of Muellergate

Furthermore, Rice's email may also have revealed the beginnings of the Obama "deep state" operation.

It is really quite striking that this email raises suspicion about Rice or James Comey or former President Obama or frankly anyone else.

Grassley and Graham uncovered the email during a review of documents related to the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Sens. Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Lindsey Graham, the chairman of a Judiciary subcommittee, pointed to the email, dated January 20, which reportedly described a January 5 meeting in Obama's Oval Office.

"I spoke alone with President Obama twice in person (and never on the phone) - once in 2015 to discuss law enforcement policy issues and a second time, briefly, for him to say goodbye in late 2016", Comey said in his opening statement to the Senate intel committee.

"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", Senators Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham said in an email to Rice.

"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.

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Thousands of text messages obtained by the DOJ Inspector General reveal that the lead Federal Bureau of Investigation agent on both the Clinton and Trump cases, Peter Strzok, and a high-ranking Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer, Lisa Page, had a clear bias in favor of Clinton and against Trump.

When did you first become aware of the FBI's investigation into allegations of collusion between Mr. Trump's associates and Russian Federation? It was timed just 15 minutes after President Trump took office. The meeting also reportedly centered on the Steele dossier, which has been exposed as an extensive opposition research project subsidized by the Democrats and the Hillary Clinton campaign and executed by a research firm-Fusion GPS-who hired a former British spy to get dirt on Trump.

Capitol Hill Republicans have been keen to use the dossier as proof that the Russian Federation investigation started under false pretenses, however the much-discussed, GOP-written memo that President Trump allowed to be released publicly dispelled that theory.

On January 20, 2017, hours before she left the White House for good, Rice emailed herself a report of a meeting that had happened more than two weeks before.

They added: "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'".

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.

But Rice, after a section that remains classified, indicated Obama discussed sharing the information with the incoming Trump administration.