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Judicial Watch: Options Exist to Obtain Rice 'Unmasking' Docs

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By    |   Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 02:28 PM

Records concerning the unmasking of Trump campaign officials by former President Barack Obama's National Security Adviser Susan Rice that have been sealed for five years at the Barack Obama Presidential Library can be obtained if Congress or special counsel Robert Mueller requests them, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday.

The president could also obtain the material if it is deemed important to carry out his tasks, Fitton said.

"There are options to get these records, and they need to be taken because there could be elements of the records in other agencies, but these are key White House records about what the White House was up to," Fitton said. "And that seems to me as important as anything else."

Fitton argued those record need to be obtained, so it can be determined if intelligence abuses by Rice and others in the Obama White House actually occurred.

He added it is also important to figure out when the records were sent off to the presidential library.

"Did it happen during the Trump administration? Were they told about it? Was this a bureaucratic shell game?" Fitton said.

After reports emerged in April that Rice had requested to unveil the hidden names of Trump transition officials who were caught up in surveillance of foreign targets, Judicial Watch requested materials related to the issue.

But the group announced earlier this week it received a letter from the National Security Council the material had been sent to the Obama Library.

This means they are sealed from the public for at least five years.

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