Due to the many accusations towards her after Comey’s testimony, the former National Security Advisor Susan Rice finally agreed to testify before the House Intelligence Committee. She gave this announcement on Thursday night by adding that she will appear to say few words in front of this Committee in July. The hearing will be mostly about the Trump/Russia 2016 election hacking investigation. This testimony could bring major problems to our former President Barack Obama who is currently out of this nation.
Her agreement to testify sent shockwaves throughout the political world. One person with close ties to Rice, however, seemed to ignore it altogether. Former President Barack Obama will continue to enjoy his (very lengthy) vacation, ABC News reported.
Obama is spending the next ten days in Indonesia, where he plans on visiting his childhood home of Jakarta. Obama lived in Jakarta from the age of 6 to 10.
It’s a little suspicious that Obama is jetting off right as his own adviser is testifying before an intelligence committee. The allegations that the Obama administration, including Rice, was behind the unmasking of individuals during the 2016 election is potentially one of the biggest scandals of Obama’s time in office.
CNN noted that Rice’s testimony will be behind closed doors, so we may never actually find out what she says to the committee, or more importantly, what she doesn’t say.
It is possible that Obama and Rice are in communication with each other while he is on vacation so that is how Obama is being kept up-to-date on these developments.
However, one would think it would hard to relax knowing that your national security advisor is going to be testifying about something that could permanently stain your presidency.
Fox News noted that the exact date of the testimony is not known yet. For her part, Rice has denied that she ever did anything wrong. She admitted that she requested the identity of individuals on occasion, but denied she ever leaked them to the press.
Whatever the case, hopefully this intelligence committee will be able to get to the bottom of the unmasking allegations and figure out exactly who was behind them.
President Donald Trump has suffered a lot in recent months from those who are determined to bring him down, no matter how many laws they break.
His decision to leave this country right now is really suspicious. Illegally leaking information to the media especially confidential ones should be taken seriously. It is believed that Susan Rice’s testimony will bring major revelations about crimes for which she and Obama need to be charged for.