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Weekly Update: Obama Advisor Susan Rice’s Unmasking Material is at the Obama Library
Judicial Watch ^ | June 23, 2017 | Tom Fitton

Posted on 06/24/2017 11:16:44 AM PDT by jazusamo

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Obama Advisor Susan Rice’s Unmasking Material is at the Obama Library

Your Judicial Watch performed a massive public service this week. We exposed how key Obama spying scandal documents, including the infamous Susan Rice unmasking records, were moved to the Obama Presidential Library.

The National Security Council (NSC) informed us by letter on May 23, 2017, that the materials regarding the unmasking by Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice of “the identities of any U.S. citizens associated with the Trump presidential campaign or transition team” have been removed to the Obama Library.

The NSC will not fulfill our April 4 request for records regarding information relating to people “who were identified pursuant to intelligence collection activities.”

The agency also informed us that it would not turn over communications with any intelligence community member or agency concerning the alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election; the hacking of DNC computers; or the suspected communications between Russia and Trump campaign/transition officials. Specifically, the NSC told us:

Documents from the Obama administration have been transferred to the Barack Obama Presidential Library. You may send your request to the Obama Library. However, you should be aware that under the Presidential Records Act , Presidential records remain closed to the public for five years after an administration has left office.

Our April 4 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request sought:

1.) Any and all requests for information, analyses, summaries, assessments, transcripts, or similar records submitted to any Intelligence Community member agency or any official, employee, or representative thereof by former National Security Advisor Susan Rice regarding, concerning, or related to the following:

2.) Any and all records or responses received by former National Security Advisor Susan Rice and/or any member, employee, staff member, or representative of the National Security Council in response to any request described in part 1 of this request.

3.) Any and all records of communication between any official, employee, or representative of the Department of any Intelligence Community member agency and former National Security Advisor Susan Rice and/or any member, employee, staff member, or representative of the National Security Council regarding, concerning, or related to any request described in Part 1 of this request.

The time frame for this request was January 1, 2016, to April 4, 2017.

While acknowledging in its FOIA request that “we are cognizant of the finding by the Court of Appeals … that [the NSC] “does not exercise sufficiently independent authority to be an ‘agency’ for purposes of the Freedom of Information Act,” we argued:

The records sought in this request pertain to actions by the former National Security Advisor that demonstrate a much higher degree of independent authority than was contemplated by the court; specifically, the issuance of directives to the Intelligence Community related to the handling of classified national security information…

The recent revelations of the role of Susan Rice in the unmasking the names of U.S. citizens identified in the course of intelligence collection activities and the potential that her actions contributed to the unauthorized disclosure of classified national security information are matters of great public interest.

We have filed six FOIA lawsuits related to the surveillance, unmasking, and illegal leaking targeting President Trump and his associates (see here , here , here , here , here and here ).

Prosecutors, Congress, and the public will want to know when the National Security Council shipped off the records about potential intelligence abuses by Susan Rice and others in the Obama White House to the memory hole of the Obama Presidential Library. We are considering our legal options, but we hope that the Special Counsel and Congress also consider their options and get these records.

As noted, the records could be squirreled away from the public for at least five years, but there are ways they can be obtained almost immediately under law. The exceptions to Obama Library records restricted access are as follows:

“subject to any rights, defenses, or privileges which the United States or any agency or person may invoke, Presidential records shall be made available–

(A) pursuant to subpoena or other judicial process issued by a court of competent jurisdiction for the purposes of any civil or criminal investigation or proceeding;

(B) to an incumbent President if such records contain information that is needed for the conduct of current business of the incumbent President’s office and that is not otherwise available; and

(C) to either House of Congress, or, to the extent of matter within its jurisdiction, to any committee or subcommittee thereof if such records contain information that is needed for the conduct of its business and that is not otherwise available;

You can see that both President Trump and Congress can quickly get ahold of these records. As JW considers it legal options, they should both move quickly to preserve, protect, and disclose the Obama spying scandal documents to JW and the American people.

Judicial Watch Sues for Obama Family Travel and Secret Service Costs

Continued


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1 posted on 06/24/2017 11:16:45 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
What Obama library?

Anybody have a pic of the place?

2 posted on 06/24/2017 11:18:38 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Good question, I think not.


3 posted on 06/24/2017 11:20:01 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Free Republic? https://freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: jazusamo
Presidential records remain closed to the public for five years after an administration has left office.

Why do they seem to think that congressional investigators are merely "the public"?

4 posted on 06/24/2017 11:21:34 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Islam: You have to just love a "religion" based on rape and sex slavery.)
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To: BenLurkin

Uh oh! You know what’s comin’. Outhouse pic with Sears ladies underwear catalog pages stuck to the walls. Say is sandy burgler busy? He might be persuaded to uh, borrow some documents.


5 posted on 06/24/2017 11:22:01 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?!)
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To: jazusamo

Lot of this confusion is actually due to the lack of Sessions not setting up the investigations. The longer he waits the more destruction of evidence will happen.


6 posted on 06/24/2017 11:23:59 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: BenLurkin
Anybody have a pic of the place?

Same warehouse that the Arc is stored in, you know, that final scene from "Raiders of the Lost Arc!"


7 posted on 06/24/2017 11:24:12 AM PDT by SES1066 (Happiness is a depressed Washington, DC housing market!)
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To: jazusamo

You mean, like with a cloth?

8 posted on 06/24/2017 11:24:16 AM PDT by x
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To: GOPJ; Diana in Wisconsin; ColdOne; Art in Idaho; Conservative Gato; ptsal; onyx; Tucker39; ...

Off the Wall Ping!
Contact to be added.


9 posted on 06/24/2017 11:24:42 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Free Republic? https://freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: BenLurkin

I think many visited it already today...to leave a deposit.


10 posted on 06/24/2017 11:25:14 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation camp?)
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To: SES1066

Oops, Ark not Arc - my bad!


11 posted on 06/24/2017 11:25:30 AM PDT by SES1066 (Happiness is a depressed Washington, DC housing market!)
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To: BenLurkin

I’ll look up the address and let you know. It’s probably listed in the Chicago phone book.


12 posted on 06/24/2017 11:27:54 AM PDT by Baynative ( Someone's going to have to pay for these carbon emissions, so it might as well be you.)
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To: BenLurkin
This is what google gave me:


13 posted on 06/24/2017 11:29:00 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Courts, President and Congress can get them now.

Looks like Bammy and his crooked administration tried to pull another fast one.


14 posted on 06/24/2017 11:29:53 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Free Republic? https://freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: jazusamo

This does not make sense. Serious, when was the last time I made a transaction with a library, hotel, video rental place, and the records they kept on you was NOT electronic?

We’re to believe these records were either typed on a typewriter or were deleted from the computer they were created with?


15 posted on 06/24/2017 11:33:57 AM PDT by MNDude (God is not a Republican, but Satan is certainly a Democratt)
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To: jazusamo
This is nothing but a scam to hide the documents.

There is no Obama Library and won't be one for 10 years.
They haven't even completed the preliminary design plans yet.

Anyone demanding the records will be told they have been misfiled in the storage warehouse.

Along with every other incriminating document from the Obama Reign Of Lawlessness.


16 posted on 06/24/2017 11:34:33 AM PDT by Vlad The Inhaler (Best Long Term Prepper Tactic: Beat The Muslim Demographic Tsnami - Have Big Families)
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To: jazusamo

So, just ask Obama to tell the library to release the records. He has nothing to hide, right?

If he releases the records, JW and the U.S. win.
If he does not release the records, JW and patriots win.

A classic win/win scenario on a silver platter.


17 posted on 06/24/2017 11:38:00 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost ("Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers.")
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To: jazusamo

Trump could order the information be released in five minutes, he doesn’t. WHY?


18 posted on 06/24/2017 11:39:23 AM PDT by heights
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To: Lee'sGhost

... just because the library has one copy doesn’t mean that those electronic records aren’t backed up elsewhere. In fact record retention rules would dictate that those copies are retained for years.


19 posted on 06/24/2017 11:41:07 AM PDT by ChiefJayStrongbow
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To: jazusamo

Tom Fitton and Judicial Watch are doing the Lord’s work, so to speak.

True American Patriots.

God bless them.


20 posted on 06/24/2017 11:44:15 AM PDT by onyx (Donate Monthly ~ Join 300 Club!)
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