He declined to say if he had personally reviewed new intelligence to bolster his claim but pledged to explain himself "at the right time". She said "The allegation is that somehow Obama administration officials utilized intelligence for political purposes".
This past weekend, Bloomberg View reported that Rice's covert spying activities were discovered by the National Security Council's senior director for intelligence, Ezra Cohen-Watnick while he was conducting a review on the "unmasking" of USA individuals who are monitored incidentally.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the House intelligence committee wants Rice, national security adviser to Obama in his second term, to testify as part of its probe into Russia's meddling in the USA election and whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
Rice reportedly tried to learn the identities of officials on Trump's transition team whose conversations with foreign officials may have been incidentally collected during routine intelligence-gathering operations.
Nevertheless, Rice, who has a history of being a controversial figure within the Obama administration, was involved in examining intelligence related to individuals affiliated with Trump's campaign and transition team, and her actions are being heavily scrutinized. When the Times asked him if Rice broke the law, he said, "Do I think?"
But Rice staunchly denies any allegations of wrongdoing. Later on Wednesday, Erin Pelton, a spokesman for Rice, said in an email to Reuters: "I'm not going to dignify the President's ludicrous charge with a comment". Often, such names are blanked out, or "masked" in such reports. The rules specify that in most cases a "generic term", such as "U.S. Person 1" is used, instead of the actual name.
Nunes was heavily criticized for making the announcement to the press and briefing the White House before he shared the information with the rest of the intelligence committee. Ms. Rice would have had no obvious need to unmask Trump campaign officials other than political curiosity.
John Culhane, a professor at Widener University Delaware Law School, said he thought Rice could have a credible libel lawsuit against Trump.
President Trump on Wednesday claimed that he believes Rice may have committed a crime by requesting the identities of Trump associates who were mentioned in USA surveillance, though he did not provide proof.
She didn't "leak", she only "unmasked".
"But I would say the American people have a right to know if there was surveillance of any private citizen in this country", he added in the Fox News interview. This official and two other intelligence officials said the NSA often receives dozens of such requests in a month.
But creatively, YouTube has done a stellar job of showcasing TV in a new way, for the mobile generation. The app was launched in a limited beta covering some 60,000 users in February, a Google spokesman said.
Share with Us - We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article, and smart, constructive criticism. He added that the value of the Arctic's mineral riches was estimated to be US$30 trillion (S$41.8 trillion).
In the Asian region, Japan's Nikkei ended 1.40 per cent lower, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.52 per cent. In contrast, the BSE market breadth was marginally bullish - with 1,476 advances and 1,403 declines.
She said she is struggling to get enough to eat amid food shortages. "The only coup here is against President Nicolas Maduro". One person was killed after a third day of protests turned violent in Venezuela on Thursday.
It also has more stable, stronger 802.11ac Wi-Fi, the new Fire TV user interface and comes bundled with an Alexa Voice Remote. Vice President of Amazon Devices International, Jorrit Van der Meulen said: "This is a big day for Fire TV customers".
The rush of inquiries caused a backlog, forcing some callers to wait up to six minutes to speak with emergency personnel. The city has asked for assistance from the Federal Communications Commission in determining who was behind the hack.
However the star has been keeping a mysteriously low profile lately, which has led to speculation about her future plans. Gigi Hadid, one of Taylor Swift's many best girlfriends said previous year that the singer was busy making music.
At first it seemed Klopp might not fancy him but during the second half of last season it appeared he'd become the golden boy. What's more , only one Brazilian has played more games in Premier League history: Lucas Leiva, with 240.
Depression can also lead to suicide, which is the second highest cause of death among 15-29 year olds in the region, noted WHO. However, such training may not be for everyone who has depression , depending on the severity of the condition.
Jordan Thompson will face John Isner, who was in excellent form despite losing to Kyrgios on Saturday over three tense sets. The 22-year-old won both of his matches against the Czech Republic in February's first-round tie in Melbourne.
Ora is said to have delivered her youngster smoothly following a four-hour labour bringing an end to her 15-month pregnancy. Once sign labor is close is when a giraffe's water breaks, which can be a trickle of liquid or a heavier flow of mucus.
The ability to limit music to Spotify's paid tier may no longer be as valuable as it would have been a year ago, however. However, the move would allow Spotify to save on the pricey underwriting fees associated with an IPO, said WSJ sources.
After almost every game, triple-double or not, Westbrook deals with reporters asking him whether he's chasing stats or not. Westbrook made just six-of-25 shots from the field, his worst shooting night of the season.
Closing arguments over two days capped a three-week trial and enabled jurors to begin deliberations in late afternoon. In an agreement with the Security and Exchange Commission, Mickelson agreed to repay the trading profits.
In the United States, high-risk HPV among adults ages 18-59 was found at a staggering rate of 22.7 percent. The CDC recommends the HPV vaccine for young women through the age of 26, and for young men through 21.
The launches are considered to be in violation with the corresponding resolution adopted by the United Nations. Mr Chang said Chinese leader Xi Jinping would have considered the strike as a "sign of disrespect to him".
The two teams have met seven times in the Premier League, with undefeated Spurs on a four-game winning streak (W5, D2). Tottenham would, at least temporarily, cut Chelsea's lead to four points with a win.
At 65-14, the team is now 4.5 games clear of the San Antonio Spurs, who are going to play as the No. 2 seed in the playoffs. This gives Golden State a nice excuse to rest Curry, possibly for multiple games, going into the playoffs.
A Go Fund Me fundraising page has been set up to pay for the family's medical bills has already raised almost £25,000. Since the incident, Tysen has been on life support at a Children's Hospital at the University of MI in Ann Arbor .
Experts say there is no way Romney will run for the seat without Hatch's blessing. 'I've had some conversations w mitt Romney . And as the first LDS presidential nominee, he unsurprisingly carried Utah with 73 percent of the vote.
Aside from Kushner being Secretary of Everything , Ivanka ally and adviser Dina Powell is now deputy national security adviser. Trump was not pleased by the "President Bannon" puppet-master theme promoted by magazines, late-night talk shows and Twitter.
Jehovah's Witnesses spokesman Ivan Bilenko said the organisation was prepared to press for its rights in any courts. In Russia, it had 21 local organisations but three of them were shut down for extremism.
The remains of the second person discovered about 20 miles away from Kansas City have not yet been identified, police said. Almost 10 years earlier, Yust had been seen with Kopetsky multiple times in the months leading up to her disappearance.
The world's biggest social network will soon begin doing more to battle a continued problem online: revenge porn. These users will be immediately alerted that the picture they are trying to share violates Facebook's policies.