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Sen. Graham details “odd” Susan Rice E-Mail on Russia probe
Ex-national security adviser Susan Rice sent an email to yourself on the trump card of the inauguration of President Obama ‘ s lead on the investigation, according to the Senate judiciary Committee-member.
Ex-national security adviser Susan Rice sent an “unusual E-Mail”, the day President Trump vowed to be documented to the office of former President Barack Obama’s race the lead in a high-level meeting about how the law enforcement authorities of the Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential should investigate, two Republican senators said Monday.
According to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Sen. Lindsey Graham, the partially unclassified E-Mail was sent to rice on Jan. To document 20, 2017 — and appears. Jan. 5 meeting that included Obama, then-FBI Director James Comey, then Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, then – Vice President Joe Biden and rice.
In the E-Mail, Obama’s national security adviser, wrote: “President Obama began the conversation by emphasizing his continuing commitment to ensure that every aspect of this Problem is dealt with by the intelligence and law enforcement communities” by the book.’ The President stressed that he would not ask, to initiate or instruct anything from a law enforcement perspective. He reiterated that our laws need enforcement team to go, as it is usually by the book.”
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The E-Mail also seems to reflect Obama’s leadership on the exchange of sensitive information with the two Russians and the incoming administration.
Rice wrote that Obama said: “he wants to be sure that, as we have with the incoming team, we are aware of, in order to determine whether there is any reason that we can not share information completely, in the case of Russia.”
She added: “The President asked Comey to inform him if anything changes in the next few weeks, should affect how we share classified information with the incoming team. Comey said he would.”
Grassley, R-Iowa, and Graham, R-S. C., released the E-Mail Monday. You said they discovered him as part of their surveillance of the FBI and the Department of Justice, and claimed, it raises new questions.
“It appears strange to us that among their activities in the last moments of the last day of the Obama administration, would you feel the need to send such an unusual E-Mail, allegedly documenting a conversation with President Obama and his interactions with the FBI in relation to the Trump of Russia’s investigation,” they wrote in a letter to rice.
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She added: “in addition, in spite of their claim that President Obama is going repeatedly said, Mr. Comey to ‘by the book’ the essential questions are whether officials of the FBI, as well as to the Ministry of justice and the Ministry of foreign Affairs, actually go ‘by the book.'”
The origins of the Russian interference probe come under increasing scrutiny on Capitol Hill, where Republicans are looking like an unchecked anti-Trump dossier was used to a surveillance warrant against Trump associate Carter page at the end of 2016.
The senators asked rice to answer questions about the E-Mail of Feb. 22.
According to the published E-Mail Jan. 5 meeting, a briefing by the secret services on the Russian hackers in the election of 2016. Grassley and Graham said that the meeting included a discussion of the now-infamous dossier.
But, said a source familiar with the meeting, it had nothing to do with Steele or the dossier. This person said it focused on was solely whether the intelligence services and the FBI had to be careful about what Russia talks they had with the trump-transition-team.
Fox News’ Mike Emanuel and Catherine Herridge contributed to this report.
Alex Pappas is a political reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.