CNN Defends Rice: ‘She Didn’t Know What Unmasking’ Nunes Was Referring To

‘We don’t know what the explanation is for her comment’

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SCIUTTO: ". I do know this, because I asked that question of people close to her yesterday. They say that from her perspective she doesn’t know what specific unmasking Devin Nunes, Trump and others are talking about, in part because that is something that she asks — or asked during the regular course of her work as the national security adviser. She asked to unmask names in multiple intelligence reports, some related to Russia and some not. To be clear, remember, Devin Nunes, when he first came out with this didn’t say specifically that it was Russia but others as well. I noted this earlier in the broadcast, that when you do ask these questions they are meticulously logged by law. You can’t do it in secret. There’s a paper trail of it. We don’t know what the explanation is for her comment there, but I do know from speaking to people yesterday close to her that she doesn’t know specifically what Devin Nunes and others are accusing her of when it comes to unmasking because that was something she did in the regular course of her job.”

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