President Trump slammed former National Security adviser Susan Rice on Thursday for the unmasking of his aides in an intelligence report.
“She’s not supposed to be doing that, and what she did was wrong,” Trump told reporters on Thursday aboard Air Force One. “We’ve been saying that. It’s just the tip of the iceberg. She wasn’t supposed to be doing that — the unmasking and the surveillance. I heard she admitted that yesterday.”
CNN reported Wednesday that Rice told House investigators that after President Trump won the election and prior to his inauguration, she gave the approval to unmask the identities of his advisers Michael Flynn, Stephen Bannon and Jared Kushner in an intelligence report.
Rice said she did so because the three advisers met with UAE crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan, who had not let the previous administration he was traveling to New York City. While Nahyan was not required to reveal the information Rice said it was standard diplomatic practice at the time.