The probe into whether or not Susan Rice allegedly “unmasked” various American citizens, a possible violation of the Espionage Act, is set to expand. Susan Rice was set to testify as early as Tuesday, July 18, however it appears that appearance has been delayed in light of new intelligence records obtained through the Senate Intelligence Committee’s subpoena, that of which was issued in May of 2017.
Fox News reported on Monday, July 17, 2017 that Devin Nunes has received all records from various intelligence agencies requested under subpoena and stated to Fox News, “all agencies have complied.” The Senate Intelligence Committee is also seeking the appearance of former United Nations Ambassador Samantha Powers. In a statement from the former Ambassador’s council, David Pressman, she says she is looking forward to offer help with regard to Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election. In the statement provided by council, David Pressman, there was no mention of the alleged “unmasking” or the potential violation of the Espionage Act on behalf of the Obama Administration.
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice has already made statements to PBS in a March interview in which she claimed to have nothing to do with the “unmasking” of American citizens. She went on to claim that she “knew nothing” about Trump officials being unmasked. However, in April, just one month after making the denial, she admitted to making requests to “unmask” American citizens to MSNBC. An admission that flies in the face of her initial statements.