Unmasking is the word of the week in Washington, D.C.
Former President Barack Obama's National Security Adviser Susan Rice might have committed a crime by requesting the identities of his associates mentioned in communications intercepted by security agencies, President Donald Trump told The New York Times on Wednesday.
MITCHELL: It's the latest in a series of charges by the Trump Administration that critics say are created to distract from the Russian Federation investigation, and justify the president's explosive tweet a month ago: "Just found out that Obama had my wires tapped in Trump tower", shot down immediately by top Republicans and FBI Director James Comey.
"I think the committee process can flesh that out and working with the Justice Department, we'll see what actually happens", Collins said in an interview with The Hill.
"It's such an important story for our country and the world", Trump added. "It's one of the big stories of our time".
But Rice staunchly denies any allegations of wrongdoing. In an interview on Tuesday with MSNBC, she said: "The allegation is that somehow the Obama administration officials utilized intelligence for political purposes".
I'll take her word for it, though if it had been so pristine, it's unclear why Rice had previously lied and claimed no knowledge of any of it.
In response, Erin Pelton, a spokesperson for Rice, told CNN: "I'm not going to dignify the President's ludicrous charge with a comment".
Rice reportedly asked to unmask the identities of people affiliated with the Trump campaign and transition "on dozens of occasions", according to the Bloomberg report. He called Bannon "the leading anti-China voice in the White House" and said he believes that made the Chinese "uneasy".
When Rice was asked if she was the one who leaked former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn's name, she responded, "I leaked nothing to nobody, and never have and never would". Some Trump allies have accused Rice of unmasking officials for political reasons. So, just as clearly, Rice is hiding something.
However, the probe into Russia's interference in the election is ongoing and the subject of two congressional investigations. What we're seeing here is USA officials doing jobs to respond to what had markers of a counterintelligence threat: "the Trump campaign".
After playing the clip of Rice denying she ever leaked intelligence, Mitchell brought the blame game back to Trump.
The press conference came after Nunes reviewed classified documents that he says he got from a secret source.
"The charges [against Nunes] are entirely false and politically motivated, and are being leveled just as the American people are beginning to learn the truth about the improper unmasking of the identities of USA citizens and other abuses of power", he said. The counsel's office ordered him to stand down because the lawyers did not want the White House to be running an independent investigation into the prior administration.
Not only does the deer hit Cary straight on, but it drags him a few feet before he finally hits the ground. "I got hit by Bambi". Eventually the hotel where he was attacked pulled some surveillance footage and discovered that McCook was telling the truth.
Carroll said if brands start using voice assistants as vehicles for advertising, people might stop using them. But Burger King's hijacking introduces a new concept - an outsider controlling your assistant from the TV.
The Sacramento Police Officer who is seen on video beating a man has been placed on administrative leave. "Get down. After the tackle and strikes, the officer and a second cop arrest Cain as other officers slowly join the scene.
He said since the Bangladesh Prime Minister had come to the country, he thought of sharing his anguish. She noted that the two countries had also amicably settled their land and maritime boundary dispute.
Tillerson served as Exxon Mobil Corp.'s CEO before joining the Trump administration and has met Putin several times in the past. In a joint Russian-Iranian statement , the two countries stressed that the USA strike on Syria had crossed red lines.
Rookie centerfielder Manuel Margot let off the game with a home run, the 2nd time in five games he's gone deep to start a game. Rockies starter Kyle Freeland has also only had one Major League outing prior to today, but his was much more recent.
This was just a tough game all around to come up short 2-1 with such a good performance by the starting pitching and the bullpen. The good news? Fortified by Salazar and Carrasco, Indians starters lead all AL rotations in strikeout-to-walk rate.
As 1010 WINS" Juliet Papa reported, Siegel said the firm co-opted the bull to advertise an exchange traded fund called "she'. It's a symbolic reminder of the lack of women on the boards of many corporations.
At a news conference Wednesday, Di Modica talked about what the bull stands for and what effect the new sculpture has had on it. City officials approved a one-year residency as some advocated for the Fearless Girl to become a permanent installation. .