Lawmakers probing the surveillance of key officials in the Trump campaign and administration say the intelligence agencies now nominally under the president's control are stonewalling efforts to get to the bottom of who revealed names and leaked protected information to the press.
When asked if Rice, who has denied leaking the names of Trump associates under surveillance by United States intelligence agencies, had committed a crime, the president said, "Do I think?"
"Do I think [Rice committed a crime]?"
"There was no such collection or surveillance on Trump Tower or Trump individuals", she said. FBI director James Comey announced the launch of the investigation earlier this month.
Cohen-Watnick raised his findings about Rice with the White House counsel's office, according to the official.
Mr. Trump did not offer any evidence supporting his claim, while the current and former intelligence officials from the Democratic and Republican administrations have said they do not believe Ms. Rice's actions were unlawful.
"Absolutely not for any political purposes - to spy, expose anyone".
"Americans deserve to know if Pres Obamas National Security Adviser was involved in unmasking Trump transition figures for political purposes", tweeted South Carolina Sen.
NBC News reported there was no way Rice could've "ordered" the unmasking of any citizen, as only the agencies that gathered the intelligence have the power to make such a call.
Rice also said there is an Intelligence Community process to review whether to approve demasking requests.
Nunes also said he confirmed that "additional names of Trump transition team members were unmasked". The reports are still highly classified but can only be viewed by a select group of officials with security clearance.
Rice correctly said in her interview that policymakers sometimes request to know the identities of Americans from NSA reports to understand these reports in certain circumstances. "There is no equivalence between so-called unmasking and leaking".
Congressman Devin Nunes, the House Intelligence Committee Chairman, has viewed the material in question and has said that the reports were of no intelligence value nor did they have anything to do with Russian Federation.
Nunes learned about these practices from officials in the Trump administration, and then announced them, and then publicly visited the White House because, he said, he needed to brief Trump about them.
Over at the even harder-left MSNBC, anchor Chris Matthews and analyst David Corn tried to outdo each other in implying base motives for the Rice coverage.
Fellow Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC suggested a different approach by calling on Congress to look into the reports. "Well, the actual experts on intelligence and national security who have followed this story - regardless of their political affiliation - have almost uniformly backed Rice". Appearing on national television several times, Rice said the attack began "spontaneously" as a response to a YouTube video. "They will conduct it. We can't let political partisans search through databases".
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