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On Friday, White House's McEnany engaged in ugly smear against @AmbassadorRice.

Why was Flynn unmasked by Susan Rice, McEnany asked?

We've not only been down this road before but in 2017 Republicans—including Trey Gowdy—came out in favor of Rice singing her praises...
2/7 Rice testified in closed door session before House Intelligence Committee in 2017 (Devin Nunes as Chair) about the Flynn matter of unmasking and leaks.

Here's what Republican lawmakers said following her testimony....
3/7 Trey Gowdy said, "There was nothing that came up in her interview that led me to conclude" that Rice improperly unmasked Trump advisers or disclosed classified information. "I thought she gave a very good accounting of herself, frankly, and I’d be the first to say otherwise."
4/7 Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL), who asked several pointed questions in the closed door hearing with Ambassador Rice, told CNN's @mkraju afterwards:

"I didn't hear anything to believe that she did anything illegal."…
5/7 Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) also told CNN: "She was a good witness, answered all our questions" and "I'm not aware of any reason to bring her back."
6/7 When the Senate Intelligence Committee interviewed @AmbassadorRice, Chairman Burr said he did not ask questions about unmasking.

Why not?

"The unmasking thing was all created by Devin Nunes," Burr said.

(via @NatashaBertrand)…
7/7 Since we're taking trip down memory lane, this WaPo report (@adamentous @nakashimae):

Nunes' committee "requested five to six unmaskings of U.S. organizations or individuals related to Trump or Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton" June 2016-Jan. 2017…
P.S. As reporter tried to raise with McEnany:

We now know, Flynn's name was never even masked in key calls with Russian Ambassador Kislyak.…
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