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Why You Won’t See the Susan Rice Unmasking Papers: They’re in Obama’s Library

Documents related to the unmasking of Trump advisors by former National Security Advisor Susan Rice have been shipped off to Barack Obama’s presidential library, where they will no doubt gather dust and possibly flammable liquids.

According to a Judicial Watch statement issued Monday:

Judicial Watch today announced that the National Security Council (NSC) on May 23, 2017, informed it by letter that the materials regarding the unmasking by Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice of “the identities of any U.S. citizens associated with the Trump presidential campaign or transition team” have been removed to the Obama Library.

Specifically, the NSC told Judicial Watch:

Documents from the Obama administration have been transferred to the Barack Obama Presidential Library. You may send your request to the Obama Library. However, you should be aware that under the Presidential Records Act, Presidential records remain closed to the public for five years after an administration has left office.

So it looks like the Trump NSC is saying that they couldn’t hand over the documents anyway. And I don’t know that there is anything nefarious about putting them in the library, it may be standard operating procedure. But Judicial Watch is considering a suit.

“Prosecutors, Congress, and the public will want to know when the National Security Council shipped off the records about potential intelligence abuses by the Susan Rice and others in the Obama White House to the memory hole of the Obama Presidential Library,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.  “We are considering our legal options but we hope that the Special Counsel and Congress also consider their options and get these records.”

It appears, though, that copies of the records should also be in the National Archives. According to the Smithsonian:

In 1955, Congress passed the Presidential Libraries Act, which officially established a system of privately created and federally maintained libraries. But the original act had a flaw—it didn’t require that a president had to donate official papers to the Archives. That meant that there was nothing stopping a former president from deciding not to give up certain papers. That issue came to a head in 1974, when Richard Nixon resisted handing over some 3,700 hours of tape recordings that he had made in the White House—tapes that included the dirt on Watergate.

To prevent a similar situation playing out in the future, President Jimmy Carter signed the Presidential Records Act of 1978, which mandated that a president’s official papers must be turned over to the National Archives.

Either way, looks like the Obama folks did what they wanted to do and knew they could cover their tracks.

Obama Gutted Our Military Readiness

Barack Obama, who was responsible for the nation’s security, insisted that military spending be included in the “sequester” that automatically cut government spending.

Testifying before Congress Monday evening, Secretary of Defense Mattis said “the damage has been severe” to our military as a result

No enemy in the filed has done more to harm to combat readiness of our military than sequestration. We have only sustained our ability to meet American’s commitments abroad because our troops have stoically shouldred a much greater burden.

Another gift by our leftist president to our fighting men and women, and our nation.

H/T Washington Free Beacon.

Obama Bashes Trump While Both are in Europe

Can somebody please explain to me why the former president, whose policies were rejected at the polls in November, is in Europe at the same time as the current president bashing his policies?

Is there any notion in Barack Obama’s mind that maybe he shouldn’t be criticizing the U.S. president on foreign soil, at least after he has just left office and President Trump is just trying to get started? No, of course not. Worse, he does it in Europe, sitting with his girlfriend Angela Merkel, while Trump is also in Europe.

Obama, amidst a flourish of his usual pseudoprofundity, dropped in a criticism of President Trump’s plan to build a wall on the Mexican border.

“In this new world that we live in, we can’t isolate ourselves, we can’t hide behind a wall,” he said, an obvious applause line for Germans who had their own wall to deal with. Though theirs kept people in a country — East Germany — not out.

Obama’s only been out of office for a few months, but I’m already unbearably sick of a couple of things. First of all, how he pretends to be a classy post-presidential act by not mentioning Trump by name, even though he can’t resist indirectly slamming him. It’s not very subtle.

The second is how he struts around with his sunglasses and a smug look on his face, applauded everywhere he goes, after serving as the worst president since, I dunno, James Buchanan. The economy never came out of the dumps under Obama, and the world is in crisis. As Trump has noted, he inherited a total “mess.” And yet, Obama walks around on Cloud Nine, thinks he belongs there, and has diaper rash from all the ass kissing he receives.

If Obama had stayed in office another four years, Trump’s Mexican wall would have been built to keep Americans from fleeing their country too.

Obama: Trump is “Nothing But a Bullshitter”

Well, yes, the author of “The Art of the Deal” is a pretty good bullshitter. At least he’s not pretending to be something else. According to People magazine: “He’s nothing but a bullsh–ter,” Obama told two friends early last November, describing an election night phone call with Trump, in which the businessman suddenly professed his… Continue Reading

Three Times Barack Obama Attempted to Obstruct Justice

The difference between Democrats and Republicans is that Republicans actually do, despite the polarized political climate, hold some principles that transcend their partisan agenda. Which is why you see some concern emanating from the GOP about whether President Trump tried to obstruct the investigation into ties between his advisors and the Russians, and why you… Continue Reading

Did Obama Never Leak Anything at all to the Russians?

You don’t know, do you? But I ask you, amid the reporting that President Trump shared some classified information with the Russians, do you think that over the course of eight years, that Barack Obama, who was dealing constantly in classified information, never ever ever ever shared anything of the sort with the Russian officials… Continue Reading

Trump to Light the White House Blue Monday Night

President Trump Monday announced that he would light the White House blue in honor of our men and women who devote their lives to law enforcement. From a presidential proclamation that today is Police Offiers Memorial Day and the beginning of Police Week: In humble appreciation of our hard-working law enforcement officers, Melania and I… Continue Reading

The Obama Scandals: The Top 22 Outrages, Including the Hillary Scandals

I’ve just published an ebook, “The Obama Scandals: The top 22 outrages of the Obama administration.” This book includes what you need to know about the biggest Obama administration misdeeds, starting with the recently revealed “unmasking” scandal and including Hillary’s email server, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the IRS targeting of conservatives, and much more! Yes,… Continue Reading

Sanders Zaps Obama for His $400,000 Wall Street Speech Gig

Sen. Bernie Sander Friday joined Sen. Elizabeth Warren in condemning Barack Obama’s decision to make his first astounding speaking payday a money grab from the financial sector he regularly pilloried as president. “I think that he as president he represented our country with integrity and intelligence,” Sanders said during an appearance on CBS This Morning.… Continue Reading