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.
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.
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.
Cardinals RF Stephen Piscotty (head contusion) appeared Thursday as part of a double-switch in the sixth inning and went 0-for-2. That pretty much leaves one explanation: Either the ball or his chest protector was really, really sticky. "Have never seen it".
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).
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool still to play, there seems no way back for the Teesside club. Last night may have brought the attacking football the Boro fans had craved for so long, but it was to no avail.
Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. Two Sigma Securities LLC acquired a new stake in Plug Power during the third quarter valued at about $174,000.
Young released "Rockin' in the Free World", a critique of the first George Bush administration, on the Freedom album in 1989. Besides the induction ceremony Friday night at Barclays Center, Lenny Kravitz will pay tribute to Prince.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
The North has defied the ban, saying it infringes on its sovereign rights to self-defence and the pursuit of space exploration. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. "That decision would be up to the president", he told reporters.
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.