Leroy N. Soetoro
2017-07-17 19:48:55 UTC
Susan Rice, the Obama national security adviser under fire over her
alleged involvement in the unmasking of Trump associates during the 2016
presidential election, suggested in a fresh interview that race and gender
might be playing a role in the scrutiny shes faced.
In an interview with journalist Michael Tomasky for New York Magazine,
Rice reportedly questioned the criticism shes faced dating back to the
Why me? Why not Jay Carney, for example, who was then our press
secretary, who stood up more? she asked.
Tomasky noted in the piece that Carney isnt an African-American woman,
of course and apparently asked Rice whether that is the key factor. Rice,
in response, left the door open:
I dont know I do not leap to the simple explanation that its only
about race and gender. Im trying to keep my theories to myself until Im
ready to come out with them. Its not because I dont have any.
But Rice mentioned other prominent female figures like Hillary Clinton
and Condoleezza Rice who faced ad hominem attacks, suggesting a
Asked about the comments, a Republican Capitol Hill source pushed back.
This is screaming out for attention Shes saying I dont know why they
all started picking on me to begin with.
As to the suggestion of race and gender being a factor, the source
countered, then why would there be a subpoena for a white male?
That was a reference to the fact that Rice is not the only focus of the
congressional probe into unmasking. Investigators have issued subpoenas to
three different agencies: NSA, CIA and FBI.
Those subpoenas have asked for unmasking information related to three
individuals: former CIA Director John Brennan, former U.S. Ambassador to
the United Nations Samantha Power, and Rice.
Shes not the only focus of congressional frustration, either. Sen.
Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., had a tense exchange with a top intelligence
community lawyer at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday where
he complained he still doesnt have an answer on whether his
communications have been monitored.
Am I ever gonna get [the response] in my lifetime? he asked.
Rice told Judy Woodruff on PBS on March 22 that she knew nothing about
the unmasking of Trump associates. But weeks later on MSNBC, she admitted
she sometimes sought out the identities of Trump associates who
communicated with foreigners, a request known as unmasking in the
But I leaked nothing to nobody, Rice told MSNBC.
Rice initially became a target of Republican criticism back in 2012 for
giving misleading information about the origin of the Benghazi terror
attack. On Sept. 16, 2012, just days after the attack, Rice appeared on
all five Sunday political talk shows to claim the Benghazi attack spun out
of a protest over an anti-Muslim video produced in California.
Former CIA Director David Petraeus reportedly told lawmakers later that
the intelligence community considered the attack an act of terrorism at
the time. Four Americans were killed in Benghazi, including U.S.
Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens.
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