Susan Rice mocks Trump White House over Russia photographs

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Susan Rice mocks Trump White House over Russia photographs By John Bowden – 05/11/17 10:01 AM EDT 4,792 © Greg Nash
President Obama’s former national security adviser mocked the Trump administration Thursday in a tweet after it was reported that the White House was “furious” over being “tricked” by the Russians into allowing a Russian photographer into the Oval Office when other media outlets weren’t invited.
Susan Rice retweeted a message from CNN’s Jim Acosta, who reported that White House officials were angry.
“They tricked us,” a White House official said of the Russians. “They lie.”
Rice responded to the quote, adding “No kidding!” to her retweet. — Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) May 11, 2017
On Wednesday, President Trump met in the Oval Office with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The meeting was closed to the press, but members of Russia’s press were allowed inside and took photographs, which were then sent to U.S. news agencies and tweeted from the Russian Embassy.
Rice served as President Obama’s national security adviser from 2013 to 2017 and has been swept into the controversy over the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in last year’s presidential election.
Trump has singled out Rice for requesting that the names of Trump campaign associates whose communications were swept up in legal surveillance of foreigners be “unmasked,” or have their names revealed, in surveillance reports.
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