By | Rachel Brooks
Staff | Telegraph Local
Above, Susan Rice’s email triggered a news alert within the last two years. See this archived Fox Business broadcast.
President Trump declassifies the full Susan Rice email sent on Inauguration Day. This happens as accusations fly and political stakes spike nearing the 2020 election. This was reported by Politico within the last 24 hours. The email entails a description of a January 5, 2017 Oval Office meeting. The Oval Office meeting was about Michael Flynn and Russian interference in the 2016 election.
The full text of the email was obtained by Politico. It was sent to Susan E. Rice cc’ing in Curtis R. Ried. It was sent to a number of other people whose names were originally redacted from the released file. Politico now reports that those who attended this Oval Office meeting included former President Barack Obama, Obama-era FBI director James Comey,
Susan Rice sent the email on January 20, 2017 at 12:15:32 pm. The subject was entitled “Note to file.” It was initially filed as “TOP SECRET” of “normal importance.”
The full text of the email is available via Politico’s file archives.
A portion of the text details how Comey intended to approach the collusion investigation. Rice and associates did not reportedly trust President Trump’s new administration with any of the information because of the allegations made against Michael Flynn.
“Director Comey affirmed that he is proceeding ‘by the book’ as it relates to law enforcement. From a national security perspective, Comey said he does have some concerns that incoming NSA Flynn is speaking frequently with Russian Ambassador Kislyak. Comey said that could be an issue as it relates to sharing sensitive information. President Obama asked if Comey was saying that the NSC should not pass sensitive information related to Russia to Flynn. Comey replied ‘potentially.’ He added that he has no indication thus far that Flynn has passed classified information to Kislyak, but he noted that ‘the level of communication is unusual.’ 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 that he would,” wrote Rice, as the email was quoted by Politico.
President Trump and associates have been quite vocal on social media in the hours that followed the declassification of Susan Rice’s email reports. President Trump retweeted commentary regarding Comey by Ari Fleischer, the former White House Press Secretary.
“James Comey already admitted the manner in which he set up the FBI meeting with General Flynn was deliberately not done by the book. So why would anyone believe Susan Rice’s odd, CYA, last-day memo to herself?,” said Fleischer via Twitter on May 19, 2020. His comment was retweeted by Mr. Trump within the last 24 hours.
Mr. Trump also retweeted recent comments made by Senator Marsha Blackburn regarding Susan Rice.
“Susan Rice knew exactly what she was doing. That’s why she wrote herself emails in a desperate attempt to cover her tracks,” said Senator Blackburn via Twitter on May 19.