Woe unto Susan Rice.
I get the impression that Rice isn't very smart. She's been horribly exposed in all this, just as she was when the Benghazi incident was "caused by a youtube video". In that case her people really hung her out to dry in such an obvious way that even the worst of the media lickspittles had to admit that she lied on national TV. In the process she's lost virtually all her credibility. I wonder what they're going to say when this all plays out?
I'm hardly a deft political operator. Time and again it's been my downfall. But at least I always had the work I was doing to defend myself, and I never once even brushed up against an illegal act, let alone actually did somehting that was illegal. Susan Rice can say the same for now. And there may have been some justification for what she did. But it's gonna have to be one hell of a story she tells. That whole 'youtube video" thing ain't gonna cut it this time.
My thinking is that at the time, the left was seeing the Trump thing as an existential crisis for the survival of the nation, and simply assumed that if they violated the rights of his team, the evidence would be so obvious and so egregious, that no one would care how they came by it. That doesn't seem to have been the case. But it terms of motivations, it was just the usual liberal panic and paranoia, except with the NSA and FISA court at their beck and call. The truth is that they're only barely getting used to the idea of Trump as President today.
In my experience, the more liberal someone is the worse a boss they are. Their ego and their insecurity is all they really care about and that makes them poor at their jobs. The same seems to be true of Susan Rice, or whoever it was that ordered Rice to do the things she did.
I can't wait to find out who that was. I hope it occurs to someone in Congress or the DOJ to offer her immunity to find out. And I hope she has knowledge that justifies it.