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Look How Barack Obama, Susan Rice Avoided Unmasking Subpoena

People seldom cover up things that they are proud of or which place them in a good light.

These are the things that people, especially politicians who survive and thrive on public approval, frequently seek to make as public as possible.

So when some attempt has been made to bury a story, or hide some documents, you can be confident that the politician in question has been involved in some act that is either embarrassing, unethical, or criminal.

The investigation into whether Mr. Obama and his associates engaged in illegal acts regarding the surveillance of the Trump campaign continues.

Efforts by Obama and his team to bury records or otherwise impede that investigation continue as well.

At this point, it appears that Mr. Obama may have won one round of this battle, although that remains to be seen.

What is at issue is the attempt by Judicial Watch to obtain the unmasking documents of Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice.

Conveniently for Mr. Obama and Ms. Rice, these documents have already been moved by the NSA to Obama’s Presidential Library where, by federal law, they remain sealed for five years.

“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’ were removed government possession.”

Here’s the reply that Judicial Watch received from the NSA to their request for these documents:

“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.”

Looks like Obama and associates got these documents moved just in time to prevent their being made public. All of this timing must a a coincidence, of course.

President Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch stated that, “[w]e are considering our legal options but we hope that the Special Counsel and Congress also consider their options and get these records.”

Perhaps there is hope that by demonstrating in court that the movement of these documents was done specifically to obstruct an investigation, that the “five year” rule would be determined not binding in this case.

Whatever the result, we can be sure that if these documents contained information damaging to the Republicans and specifically President Trump, that they would be on public display on the internet rather than being hidden in some secured part of the Obama Library.

Source: Gateway Pundit

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