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Dem, GOP Aides: Susan Rice Didn’t Do Anything Wrong

Democratic and Republican congressional aides say former national security adviser Susan Rice did nothing wrong regarding surveillance procedures and “unmasking” of Americans’ names, NBC News reported on Monday. Unverified reports initially claimed that Rice was responsible for “unmasking” the names of Trump officials caught up in U.S. government surveillance of foreigners, and the president himself has since suggested that Rice committed a crime in doing so. “I saw no evidence of any wrongdoing. It was all completely normal,” a U.S. official close to the matter told NBC News. A senior GOP aide confirmed that account. Rice has maintained she did nothing wrong, but did not deny that she sought to “unmask” names during her tenure as national security adviser.