Susan Rice is a key player in the scandal surrounding the Obama administration spying on the Trump campaign.
She recently appeared before Congress to testify about her involvement.
And Trey Gowdy caught her in a massive lie.
During Rice’s testimony, she claimed to only have unmasked Trump officials to determine why the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates was in New York.
“Former national security adviser Susan Rice privately told House investigators that she unmasked the identities of senior Trump officials to understand why the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates was in New York late last year, multiple sources told CNN.
The New York meeting preceded a separate effort by the UAE to facilitate a back-channel communication between Russia and the incoming Trump White House.
The crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, arrived in New York last December in the transition period before Trump was sworn into office for a meeting with several top Trump officials, including Michael Flynn, the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his top strategist Steve Bannon, sources said.”
Rice claimed she had nothing to do with Russia or the illegal leaks of Trump officials caught up in foreign surveillance.
But Trey Gowdy smelled a rat.
Trey Gowdy says on FNC he needs evidence to know whether Susan Rice was telling truth in her mtg w/ investigators. says her word not enough
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) September 14, 2017
And he wasn’t the only one.
Multiple sources tell Fox that Susan Rice's explanation about UAE unmasking is "dubious."
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) September 14, 2017
Gowdy and other Republicans have good reason to doubt her.
Rice has already lied about her involvement in the unmasking scandal.
She was interviewed on PBS in March and claimed she knew nothing about the unmasking of Trump officials.
According to the transcript, her remarks were:
“Woodruff: We’ve been following a disclosure by the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, that in essence, during the final days of the Obama administration, during the transition, after President Trump had been elected, that he and the people around him may have been caught up in surveillance of foreign individuals in that their identities may have been disclosed. Do you know anything about this?
Rice: I know nothing about this. I was surprised to see reports from Chairman Nunes on that count today.”
And Rice also famously went on five Sunday shows after the Benghazi terrorist attack and repeated the false talking point about how the attack was a spontaneous reaction to a YouTube video.
Given Rice’s loose association with the truth, Gowdy and others are right to doubt her.
We will keep you updated on this story.