Hearings are being planned to find out more about whether Obama political officials obtained intelligence to use against President Donald Trump’s associates during the campaign.
News reports recently alleged President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, Susan Rice, asked to see names of U.S. citizens captured incidentally in surveillance—names normally “masked” for privacy reasons.
I recently spoke with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who is on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Sharyl Attkisson: What’s your comment on the latest that we know about possible viewing of information by Susan Rice under President Obama?
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.: If there were incidental contacts, not surveillance between Trump officials and foreign agents or officials, did [former national security adviser] Susan Rice have access to that information? Did she request it be unmasked, and what did she do with it? I don’t know if that’s a crime or not, but I sure am uncomfortable with that. I don’t know if she did it, but here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to ask the people who did the collection, “Did Susan Rice ever request from you the names of people on the Trump team that were caught up in the incidental collection, and did you provide her with any names?” Then, if she did, call her in and say, “Why did you do it and what did you do with the information?”