Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Susan Rice Email: Obama Met With FBI/DOJ About Russia, Discussed Steele Dossier

Susan Rice Email: Obama Met With FBI/DOJ About Russia, Discussed Steele Dossier

"I do not talk to the Attorney General about pending investigations". We have a strict line and always have maintained it.

He said Rice wanted to make Obama appear to be "ignorant" of the "fray fomented by his administration to undermine the incoming president".

Parts of Rice's emails were released as part of a probe by the Senate Judiciary Committee into the FBI's investigation into Trump.

The pair asked Rice to further explain why she sent the email and if it pertains to her involvement in the dossier on Trump compiled by former British spy Steele, and paid for by the campaign of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee. Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham.

"From a national security perspective, however, President Obama said he wants to be sure that, as we engage with the incoming team, we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason that we can not share information fully as it relates to Russia", Rice wrote.

First, why was Rice sending a memo to herself, except to create a paper trail designed to paste a friendly gloss on a rather suspicious meeting?

Vice President Biden and I were also present.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".

Recent revelations, however, have shown that neither the investigation into Clinton nor Trump were normal.

Below is the entire Grassley Graham letter to President Obama's former National Security Advisor Susan Rice requesting info related to a partially unclassified email Rice had sent to herself on January 20, 2017.

Thousands of text messages obtained by the DOJ Inspector General reveal that the lead Federal Bureau of Investigation agent on both the Clinton and Trump cases, Peter Strzok, and a high-ranking Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer, Lisa Page, had a clear bias in favor of Clinton and against Trump. It was after that meeting that Comey individually briefed Trump about the dossier, which had been circulating on Capitol Hill and which Comey feared would leak to the media. Texting angrily to someone about how much she hates Trump?

The origins of the Russian Federation meddling probe have come under mounting scrutiny on Capitol Hill, where Republicans are looking at how an unverified anti-Trump dossier was used to seek a surveillance warrant against Trump associate Carter Page in late 2016. Remember, the dossier had already been used at that point in the FISA Court to authorize surveillance of Page; the FBI might have been reluctant to share details from the document with Trump since he, conceivably, might end up a target of the investigation himself.

Obama, Comey and the top national security officials talked about sharing information related to Russian Federation with the incoming Trump administration.

"The President asked Comey to inform him if anything changes in the next few weeks that should affect how we share classified information with the incoming team. Comey said he would".

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