White House National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster allowed former President Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice “unfettered and continuing access to classified information”, according to a letter published by Circa News’ Sara Carter.
The news comes as questions continue to swirl about a number of unmaskings made by several former members of the Obama administration including Rice, former U.N Ambassador Samantha Power, former CIA Chief John Brennan, and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
“I hereby waive the requirement that you must have a ‘need-to-know’ to access any classified information contained in items you ‘originated, reviewed, signed or received while serving,’ as National Security Adviser,” reads the letter, which was reportedly sent in late April. The letter also states that the “NSC will continue to work with you to ensure the appropriate security clearance documentation remains on file to allow you access to classified information.”
According to anonymous White House sources quoted by Circa news, President Trump was unaware of McMaster’s decision.