In an interview at the Oval Office with The New York Times, President Donald Trump let it be known that he believes reports that former National Security Adviser Susan Rice asked for names of Trump transition team members to be unmasked is “one of the big stories of our time.”
He also said he feels Rice committed a crime:
When asked if Ms. Rice, who has denied leaking the names of Trump associates under surveillance by United States intelligence agencies, had committed a crime, the president said, “Do I think? Yes, I think.”
“I think it’s going to be the biggest story,” he further told the Times.
In response to the stories about her requesting the identities of Trump associates from raw intelligence, Rice denied that she was involved in leaking any names to the media or that she did anything for political purposes.
The president also praised Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly for the way he’s covered the Rice story while criticizing other media outlets for not doing an adequate job.