Obama’s Outrageous Legal Move Protects Susan Rice

Video: Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton

In a stunning move of secrecy and authoritarianism, the Obama administration removed materials related to the unmasking of U.S. citizens carried out by former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, and sent them to the Barack Obama Presidential Library, where they are protected for five years.

Under the Presidential Records Act, presidential records remain closed to the public for five years after an administration leaves office.

Judicial Watch announced that the National Security Council (NSC) on May 23, 2017, informed it by letter that the materials have been removed to the Obama Library.

The agency also informed Judicial Watch that it would not turn over communications with any intelligence community member or agency concerning the alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election, the hacking of DNC computers, or the suspected communications between Russia and Trump campaign/transition officials.

Under the Presidential Records Act, presidential records remain closed to the public for five years after an administration leaves office.