Headline RoundupMay 20th, 2020

Susan Rice Email Adds Layer to Flynn Controversy

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell declassified an email Tuesday that Obama-era national security advisor Susan Rice had sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration. The email contains information on how President Barack Obama's administration planned to handle "sensitive information related to Russia," and pertains to a January 5th, 2017 meeting between Obama and top officials including Rice and then-Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey. Right-rated outlets have reported and commented on this story more frequently than their center-rated and left-rated counterparts. Many right-rated voices cited the email as evidence that Obama and Comey conspired directly to undermine the incoming administration. Conversely, some left-rated outlets suggested that the Rice email actually contradicts those allegations, and is being circulated by right-rated media to distract from the current administration's purported mismanagement of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Featured Coverage of this Story

More headline roundups

More News about Defense and Security from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right