Susan Rice has now admitted that she was involved in the unmasking of members of Trump’s team. But when she was asked about this back in the spring she said she knew nothing about it.
In other words, she lied.
Here’s what she said on PBS in the spring of 2017:
Full context: Susan Rice answers questions about Trump transition spying allegations
The Washington Post on Tuesday cited the PBS NewsHour interview and raised questions about Rice’s recent comments on the wiretapping controversy, though the newspaper noted her denial was unclear due to the way the question had been presented.
To save time for broadcast, the full first question was summarized in the anchor intro leading into NewsHour’s March 22 interview with Susan Rice.
In the first question, PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff asked Rice about Nunes’ disclosure that Trump “and the people around him may have been caught up in surveillance of foreign individuals and that their identities may have been disclosed. Do you know anything about this?” Woodruff added.
“I know nothing about this. I was surprised to see reports from Chairman Nunes on that count today,” Rice answered. The full first question is unedited in the video above.
Watch the video:
There has been a virtual media blackout over this. Kinda funny, huh?