Susan Rice says Obama admin kept info from Trump because of Mike Flynn

Obama’s national security advisor answered questions put to her by two Republican congressmen about a very weird email she sent herself on Trump’s inauguration day.

From Business Insider:

During the meeting, Rice’s memo said, then-President Barack Obama suggested intelligence officials be cautious about sharing information about the Russia investigation with the Trump transition team, “particularly” incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn. By that time, multiple senior members of the campaign had been in contact with high-ranking Russians, including Flynn, incoming Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and senior adviser Jared Kushner.

Given “the importance and sensitivity” of the meeting, Rice memorialized the discussion on January 20, 2017 upon the advice of the White House counsel, Ruemmler’s letter said. That Rice acted on the White House counsel’s advice was a key indication of how concerned the Obama administration was about the potential national-security risks brought by members of the new administration, legal experts said Friday.

The letter added, contrary to Senate Republicans’ claims, that the January 5 meeting did not include any discussion of former British spy Christopher Steele or the Steele dossier, an explosive collection of memos alleging Trump-Russia collusion that the FBI is using as a roadmap in its investigation.

This is really interesting because it means that the Obama administration knew about Flynn’s problematic ties. That is, of course, if she’s being honest…

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