Senior Obama administration official Susan Rice told PBS “I know nothing” about the “unmasking” of Trump administration officials almost two weeks before she was recently identified as the unmasker by White House lawyers.
PBS host Judy Woodruff asked Rice to explain why House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes would level allegations that Trump’s team may have been surveilled under the Obama administration.
“I know nothing about this,” Rice responded. “I was surprised to see reports from Chairman Nunes on that count today.”
Rice, Obama’s former National Security Advisor, went on to say that “no president, no White House can order the surveillance of another American citizen,” but that “legal, lawful” incidental collection may have occurred.