Sealing and transfer of Susan Rice records angers House committee investigating ‘unmasking’
House intelligence committee sources say career officials at theNational Security Councilare slow-walking the delivery of subpoenaed records on former National Security AdviserSusan E. Rice’s handling of classified information and the “unmasking” ofTrumpcampaign workers — material from the Russian hacking probe that middle-levelNSCmanagers claim was transferred to President Obama’s library and could “remain closed to the public for five years.”
One source, speaking only on the condition of anonymity, called the transfer curious and appeared to reflect an effort by former administration officials to obscure evidence on whetherMs. Riceand other top officials in the Obama White House illegally tried to identify whichTrumpcampaign and transition aides had been caught up in the U.S. intelligence intercepts of Russian interference in the presidential race.
The two high-level intelligence committee sources told The Washington Times that they are confident the panel’s investigators, despite the delays, will eventually get their hands on the records shipped to a heavily secure archive for Mr. Obama’s yet-to-be-built presidential library.