A new wrinkle is developing in the Susan Rice unmasking scandal. A Fox News reporter working with investigative journalist Adam Housley, reported to Bill O’Reilly last night that Susan Rice may have been told to request records about Trump associates. This is rather significant if true because it would indicate that the chain of liability would move up a degree, perhaps to the former President.
This new evidence, if true, would fit with a report that the Daily Caller published this week that alleged that Susan Rice created a spreadsheet of Trump Officials’ phone calls during and after the election.
Via Fox News:
A Fox reporter investigating the “unmasking” of Trump transition officials by former national security adviser Susan Rice told “The O’Reilly Factor” Tuesday that they were examining whether Rice was told to request records about the president’s associates.
FoxNews.com investigative reporter Malia Zimmerman told host Bill O’Reilly that she and Adam Housely were investigating whether “somebody from the [National Security Agency], for example, would have told [Rice] to ask for those reports, to ask for those names to be unmasked.
“That is what we’ve heard from some of our sources and so we’re looking into that angle as a possibility,” she said.
Zimmerman and Housely reported Monday that the names were part of incidental electronic surveillance of candidate and President-elect Trump and people close to him, including family members, for up to a year before he took office.
“It’s just so vast, because we don’t know so many things,” Zimmerman told O’Reilly. “We don’t know why they were surveilled – why they came up in the surveillance as incidental communications … And we have to think about this in terms of this was going on for at least a year, according to our sources, possibly longer.”