H.R. McMaster has come under intense scrutiny by President Trump’s supporters amid accusations he’s attempting to purge the administration of Trump loyalists, and a bombshell new report proves their suspicions correctly.
Susan Rice was one of several Obama-era officials involved with the unmasking of names from President Trump’s campaign, which she first denied, then confirmed, then claimed she did nothing wrong. She, along with the others, appeared to have been spying on a political opponent and using our national security apparatus to do so, but it wasn’t without help.
According to a report from Sara Carter of Circa News, McMaster wrote a letter to Rice granting her full, unfettered access to classified information, back in April, when she was no longer in a government position. Worse yet, McMaster made the move without the President’s knowledge.
Almost one month after it was disclosed that former President Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice was unmasking members of President Trump’s team and other Americans, Trump’s own national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, sent an official letter giving her unfettered and continuing access to classified information and waiving her “need-to-know” requirement on anything she viewed or received during her tenure, Circa has confirmed.
The undated and unclassified letter from McMaster was sent in the mail to Rice’s home during the last week of April. Trump was not aware of the letter or McMaster’s decision, according to two Senior West Wing officials and an intelligence official, who spoke to Circa on condition that they not be named.
This is the letter from McMaster to Rice. Names, phone numbers and personal addresses have been blurred.
“I hereby waive the requirement that you must have a ‘need-to-know’ to access any classified information contained in items you ‘originated, reviewed, signed or received while serving,’ as National Security Adviser,” the letter said. The letter also states that the “NSC will continue to work with you to ensure the appropriate security clearance documentation remains on file to allow you access to classified information.”
Circa revealed in March that during President Obama’s tenure, top aides — including Rice, former CIA Director John Brennan and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch — routinely reviewed intelligence reports received from the National Security Agency’s incidental intercepts of Americans abroad. They were doing so by taking advantage of rules Obama relaxed starting in 2011 to help the government better fight terrorism, espionage by foreign enemies and hacking threats, according to documents obtained by Circa.
This is not cool. McMaster was only brought into the administration after Mike Flynn was pushed out due to leaks regarding the non story of Russian collusion. Rice was one of several people who wanted McMaster to be given her former job, and she congratulated him on Twitter upon the news.
Now we know why…
Hope you will be able to choose your team, have direct reporting and daily access to POTUS, and can eliminate Strategic Initiatives Group. https://t.co/QK6SE0KlY0
— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) February 21, 2017
We previously reported that McMaster backs Rice’s unmasking, and doesn’t believe she did anything wrong. This comes after he went on a firing spree and started purging the Trump administration of Trump loyalists.
It’s now undeniable that McMaster is an enemy of the President’s, and he needs to be removed from his position immediately.