Rev. Al Sharpton claimed this weekend that former National Security Advisor Susan Rice is just the latest victim of a Republican campaign of calumny against influential African-American females—an effort the black activist argued has already targeted California Congressman Maxine Waters and journalist April Ryan.
Reports arose last week that Rice—who served under ex-President Barack Obama—requested the names of Americans citizens caught discussing President Donald Trump on surveillance recordings with Russian government agents prior to the inauguration in January. GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas have pointed to as proof the former White House aide was behind recent leaks to the media about Trump advisors and associates who had contact with Kremlin officials, while South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr have called for an investigation.
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Source: Observer (via The Empire Report)