Susan Rice: Sought unmasking but “absolutely not for any political purpose”

“I’m not going to sit here and prejudge” whether willing to testify before Congress

Susan Rice is at the center of the storm over reports that she “unmasked” the names of Trump campaign and transition officials, as described in our prior post, Susan Rice unmasked? Previously said “I know nothing about” Nunes allegations.

Given Rice’s past tattered history with regard to the Benghazi video, it’s almost a certainty that there now will be dual track congressional investigations — of alleged Trump campaign interactions with Russia and Obama administration attempts to undermine the incoming administration.

Seeking to quiet the storm, Rice appeared on Andrea Mitchell’s MSNBC show. Mitchell would be viewed as a safe space for Rice in which Rice could explain away the issue.

Mitchell’s intro set the stage, accusing the White House of using “smoke and mirrors.”