Skip to comments.Weekly Update: Obama Advisor Susan Rice’s Unmasking Material is at the Obama Library
Posted on 06/24/2017 11:16:44 AM PDT by jazusamo
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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:
- Any actual or suspected effort by the Russian government or any individual acting on behalf of the Russian government to influence or otherwise interfere with the 2016 presidential election.
- The alleged hacking of computer systems utilized by the Democratic National Committee and/or the Clinton presidential campaign.
- Any actual or suspected communication between any member of the Trump presidential campaign or transition team and any official or employee of the Russian government or any individual acting on behalf of the Russian government.
- The identities of U.S. citizens associated with the Trump presidential campaign or transition team who were identified pursuant to intelligence collection activities.
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 Presidents 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.
Anybody have a pic of the place?
Good question, I think not.
Why do they seem to think that congressional investigators are merely "the public"?
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.
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.
Same warehouse that the Arc is stored in, you know, that final scene from "Raiders of the Lost Arc!"
You mean, like with a cloth?
Off the Wall Ping!
Contact to be added.
I think many visited it already today...to leave a deposit.
Oops, Ark not Arc - my bad!
I’ll look up the address and let you know. It’s probably listed in the Chicago phone book.
Courts, President and Congress can get them now.
Looks like Bammy and his crooked administration tried to pull another fast one.
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?
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.
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.
Trump could order the information be released in five minutes, he doesn’t. WHY?
... 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.
Tom Fitton and Judicial Watch are doing the Lord’s work, so to speak.
True American Patriots.
God bless them.