Which would be meaningless unless she’s under oath, and especially stupid if they don’t intend to hold her accountable. Considering they never held Clapper accountable for lying to them (which he admitted) and allowed the IRS’ Lois Lerner to escape after she voided taking of the 5th by making a statement, we should only presume this would be another dog and pony show. Unless President Trump demands otherwise.
Note in his comments he’s already presuming the swamp will “downplay” the situation. This would be remarkable considering the severity and unprecedented nature of the action.
GOP Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said he believes former National Security Advisor Susan Rice should testify before Congress on her request to unmask the names of Trump transition officials collected during routine intelligence-gathering operations.
Paul argued the situation should not be downplayed, saying reforms need to be made to prevent individuals from being blackmailed on personal aspects of their lives through unmasking. He noted there was nothing stopping the former administration from looking through Trump officials and national security advisors’ conversations during the transition window.
“If it is allowed, we shouldn’t be allowing it, but I don’t think should just discount how big a deal it is that Susan Rice was looking at these,” he told reporters Monday. “And she needs to be asked, ‘Did President Obama ask her to do this? Was this a directive from President Obama? I think she should testify under oath on this.”
Paul said he has long thought there are too many people with the ability to unmask individuals.