Susan Rice may have committed a crime, Trump says without providing evidence
"I leaked nothing to nobody and never have and never would", she said.
A spokesperson for Rice later called the claim "ludicrous".
Over the past few days, it was revealed that former Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice took deliberate steps to unmask members of the Trump campaign swept up in incidental intelligence collection operations during the course of their conversations with targets of US collection. Individuals who are not targets of legal U.S. intelligence surveillance are normally referred to in classified reports as "U.S. Person One", "U.S. Person Two", etc.
Rice's inquiry reportedly preceded a list of names getting passed up the ladder of the U.S. intelligence community. President Trump has been keen on tracking down any leakers.
Those reports, which Nunes revealed in a news conference and were the foundation for a briefing he provided to the president, were uncovered by National Security Council officials working in the White House who, The Washington Post reported, secretly passed them on to Nunes.
UN court rejects Ukraine request to block rebel funding
Cases in the ICJ can take years to pass through the court and Ukraine has also filed to seek interim protection measures. It said Tiblisi should have tried harder to negotiate with its neighbour before seeking the court's intervention.
Graham and his colleagues pilloried Rice following the 2012 attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, after she appeared on TV in Washington and said the deadly raid had been caused by protests over an incendiary anti-Muslim video.
Trump also suggested other officials in former President Barack Obama's administration may also have been involved, but provided no evidence to back his claims.
Rice alluded to that Russian Federation probe in her interview, saying it was of "grave concern". And, in the end, if Trump and his team did nothing wrong, they should want the American people to be laser-focused not on what Susan Rice did or didn't do but on the investigations' means, methods and results.
So when Rice insists allegations the Obama White House spied on now-President Donald Trump and his associates a year ago are "absolutely false", there is no reason to believe her. Former CIA Acting Director John McLaughlin also defended Rice, saying, "she was doing her job. The effort to ask for the identity of an American citizen is necessary to understand the importance of an intelligence report in some instances".
White House spokesman Sean Spicer cast Rice's handling of intelligence in the waning days of Obama's term as suspicious, although he did not detail what he found to be inappropriate. "I don't know how people continue to believe her".
Guardiola praises Hull's Silva as City try to seal top-four berth
It also means Guardiola has lost six league games in a season for the first time in his managerial career. But in the last couple of years we're doing both and we have proven we belong where we are.
Britain urges N. Korea to stop nuclear weapons drive
Weapons analysts said they believed some of the missiles on display were new types of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). Pictures on state television showed thousands of soldiers marching in formation alongside tanks, balloons and enormous crowds.
United CEO says no one will be fired for dragging incident
Even in normal times, airlines closely even daily scrutinize numbers such as advance sales and occupancy levels on planes. Munoz, who came under fire for his initial response to the episode, said he takes full responsibility for what happened.
Former NFL tight end found dead in prison cell
Aaron Hernandez's lawyer says he intends to conduct his own investigation into the National Football League star's hanging death. The athlete was discovered around 3:05 am and transported to a local hospital, whereby he was pronounced dead at 4:07 am.
James Harden outdoes Russell Westbrook in Rockets' Game 1 victory
James takes every game so seriously, and the playoff are no different. "A lot of energy, hit a lot of shots, made plays". His Phoenix team in 2004-05 that was led by Steve Nash won 62 games before losing in the Western Conference finals.
Four years later, former French diplomat acquitted of rape charge
His arrest came after the Ministry of Home Affairs clarified that he did not enjoy any diplomatic immunity. Suja and Pascal were married in France in 2001 and have three kids, the girl child is the middle child.
Yankees look to bounce back after loss to White Sox
Severino pitched great, giving up two runs (one earned) on two hits, while striking out seven and walking none over five innings. A night after totaling four hits - none that left the infield - in a 4-1 loss to Chicago, the Yankees battered Covey early.
Gold hits 5-month high on rising geopolitical tensions
The dollar slipped to as low as 108.13 yen, a five-month low and 0.4 percent below its late US levels. Spot silver was up 0.4 percent at $18.59 after touching a five-month high of $18.649.
Mitch Haniger's 3 hits, 4 RBIs lifts Seattle past Miami 10-5
More and more, it looked like the Mariners were about to be no-hit for the first time since Philip Humber's ideal game in 2012. Rays 5, Tigers 1: Matt Andriese outpitched Michael Fulmer, Tim Beckham hit a two-run homer and Tampa Bay beat Detroit.
Amazon says it is bringing retail shopfront service to Australia
Among the retailers set to be hit is Kogan JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Myer, Dymocks, Super Retail, BIG W, Kmart and Target . Thousands of Australian businesses sold products on existing Amazon Marketplaces in other countries, it added.
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