April 05, 2017

“Nothing to nobody”? How to understand Susan Rice’s Clintonesque word games

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Did you see that little word game that Susan Rice played on America the other day? It was so quick, you might have missed it when she said, “I didn’t leak nothing to nobody.” 

So just for background, Susan Rice was a long-time Clinton staffer who went on to become Barack Obama’s National Security Advisor.

She has now been outed as the Obama staffer who “unmasked” surveillance of the Trump transition team who were talking on the phone with various ambassadors, including Russia.

U.S. security agencies routinely spy on phone calls from foreign powers. But they’re not allowed to spy on U.S. citizens without a warrant. So, the identity of any Americans on the other side of the phone call is not revealed to anyone — it’s “masked” as they call it.

But Susan Rice ordered that all Trump transition team phone calls be unmasked — so the full transcripts of Trump’s political team would be seen by hundreds, maybe thousands of Washington bureaucrats and political appointees.

The purpose for that was to leak them to the media.

Two weeks ago, Rice said she knew nothing at all about unmasking surveillance of Trump and his transition staff.

Now the line is, OK, she knew about it, she unmasked it, she spread it around — but she “didn’t leak nothing to nobody.”

Susan Rice was a Rhodes Scholar. She got a PhD from Oxford — where they speak proper English with proper grammar. No, if you leaked “nothing to anybody,” you’d say, “nothing to anybody.”

"Nothing to nobody" is a double negative. Like saying, "I didn’t not leak it."

"Nothing to nobody" means the opposite of "nothing to anybody" or "nothing to somebody."

I know that’s really parsing the words.

But you have to do that with these Clintons.

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commented 2017-04-06 11:30:38 -0400
Susan Rice ,the most repugnant, revolting ,repulsive of creatures , not worthy of being ascribed the term “human being”. A loathsome creature who appeared on five Sunday shows to dishonor the dead of Benghazi. May she suffer the eternal flames of hell for her mendacity.
commented 2017-04-06 10:20:02 -0400
She’s dumbing down her language to appeal to those who aren’t educated, or aware of the globalist plans to take down democracy.
commented 2017-04-06 04:30:14 -0400
I ain’t got no respect for those Clintons.
commented 2017-04-06 01:56:14 -0400
Thank you, Terry MacLeod. Citizens in the United States have a right to privacy. It is similar here in Canada. The Trump regime in the United States sees the State, and the presidency, as having a higher power.

As Canadians we do not think we are effected, but we are. We can speak out against this intrusion into our privacy.
commented 2017-04-06 01:27:10 -0400
Jay Kelly; The U.S. has a long tradition of privacy rights. Unmasking private citizens is a felony.
commented 2017-04-06 01:06:37 -0400
Susan Rice disclosing information could be called something else: “the people’s right to know.”

The United States has a long tradition that the citizens have a right to know what their government is doing, even if their is some risk to national security.

For the Trump regime to deny the citizens’ right to know goes against U.S. tradition and practice.

To repeat Libs Rmorons catchy phrase: TRUMP Trump Morons.
commented 2017-04-06 01:05:25 -0400
Sean Penson Bill Clinton is white , they tried to have him held accountable , so please explain your comment. It was your beloved left who gave him a free pass, you are the bigots.
commented 2017-04-06 01:04:29 -0400
I never had sexual relations with that woman, the cigar did.
commented 2017-04-06 01:03:45 -0400
Chris L good point, why did it only become a huge issue after Trump won.
commented 2017-04-05 20:58:26 -0400
Susan Rice is really a man, Sheldon Rice and identifies and a white women. He is trans racial. Too bad Penison, Sheldon is going to jail.

TRUMP Trumps Morons!!!!!
commented 2017-04-05 20:43:35 -0400
The way the Obama regime operates reminds me of a pick pocket scam used in a crowd. The pick pocket lifts the wallet and quickly drops it off with an accomplish going in a different direction. The accomplish drops is off to a third person going in another direction. If the mark realises he has been picked the mark can grab the pick pocket who denies everything and there is no evidence. If a bystander notices the drop to the accomplish and grabs the accomplish, still more denial and still no evidence. Each one in the pick pocket scam does their little part. The pick pocket can deny he does not have the wallet which is true. The accomplish can deny he did not pick pocket which is true.

The Obama regime is operating just like the pick pocket scam. When Obama is asked if he knew about the spying on Trump, Obama answers he never ordered the unmasking (the unmasking was likely “ordered” by Rice). When Rice is asked if she unmasked Trumps conversations she talks about not leaking.

The double negatives and other scripted answers are deliberate just like a pick pocket scam.
commented 2017-04-05 20:42:53 -0400
The thing is, we know the truth. But what are we going to do about it?
Lock her up and 5000 others?
How do you do that?
I hope we will
commented 2017-04-05 20:32:39 -0400
Keith Barnes – good one!
commented 2017-04-05 20:20:33 -0400
She is incapable of telling white lies.
commented 2017-04-05 20:01:26 -0400
You’re possibly on to something, Ezra. Investigative interviewers key in on things like this. When somebody like Rice – educated and well-spoken – resorts to the vernacular for no apparent reason, there may well be a valid reason.
commented 2017-04-05 19:52:34 -0400
This story only proves how biased white privilege is against this person of the non-male gender of the opposite sex and a visible and disadvantaged minority group of colour. If Ms. Rice were white, she would be left alone.
commented 2017-04-05 19:43:38 -0400
It is obvious that the integrity of Rice is being doubted only because she is black and female, hence a victim of the white male patriarchy.
commented 2017-04-05 19:41:01 -0400
Why did Obama cede power if he knew Trump is controlled by Russia?