Former Obama administration intelligence officer and Trump spy-operation ringleader Susan Rice may have used a childish verbal tactic to avoid being implicated in the scandal by her own words.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Rice said she “leaked nothing to nobody,” a double-negative which can also mean, “I leaked something to somebody.”
In a separate interview with the network just weeks earlier, Rice said that she “knows nothing” about the unmasking of Americans detailed by Devin Nunes of the House intelligence committee. It is now widely believed that Rice was behind the illegal leaking and distribution of non-foreign intelligence-related information about the Trump campaign and President Trump’s family.
Democrats are known for their incredible sleaziness when it comes to parsing words and slithering away from accusations, most notably when Bill Clinton asked an investigator what their definition of “is” is during the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal in the 1990s.