Judge Napolitano joined Fox News host Martha MacCallum Monday night, suggesting the bizarre email Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice sent to herself was done in an effort to cover-up her former boss’s role in the plot to sabotage President Trump.
.@Judgenap: "This is probably an effort by Susan Rice to reconstruct history to make Barack Obama appear as though he was ignorant of the fray fomented by his administration to undermine the incoming president." #TheStory https://t.co/CI32Z2V5Xk pic.twitter.com/cFe8xQeiof
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Napolitano: “This is probably an effort by Susan Rice to reconstruct history to make Barack Obama appear as though he was ignorant of the fray fomented by his administration to undermine the incoming president and his hands were absolutely clean. This is the same Barack Obama who told our Chris Wallace he didn’t talk to anybody in the Justice Department about any of the investigations.”
In a letter published Monday, Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) says he uncovered an bizarre email that Rice sent herself on January 20th 2017, the same day President Trump was Inaugurated.
Chuck Grassley posted to his official Senate website Monday:
Ambassador Rice appears to have used this email to document a January 5, 2017 Oval Office meeting between President Obama, former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates regarding Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election. In particular, Ambassador Rice 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.”
Catherine Herridge of FOX News reported:
“Why would she make that kind of claim about the president and his instructions that they follow standard procedure when now all the evidence suggests that standard procedures were not followed in this case… It goes to the question to the extent to which the past administration was aware of the Russia intelligence investigation that was being run by the FBI. Remember this was an investigation that was so closely held that it was not briefed to the senior congressional leadership gang of eight.”
Via After the Bell: