With a blistering monologue Tuesday, Fox News' "The Five" co-host Greg Gutfeld dismantled Susan Rice's claims that she did not improperly unmask intelligence on President Donald Trump's campaign officials.
According to Gutfeld, Rice, who served as national security adviser to former President Barack Obama, was "pulling a Sgt. Schultz" when she went on PBS last month and denied that she knew anything about intelligence on Trump campaign officials being unmasked and disseminated, though she did know that Obama had requested the intelligence information.
"So she's unaware of orders, but knew of the request? Sneaky little ploy," Gutfeld said. "I'm going to try that this weekend: 'Officer, I didn't order the drugs — I just requested them.' "
"But this is pure Rice," Gutfeld explained. "Remember, she's the one who blamed Benghazi on a video. Now she's pulling a Sgt. Schultz: she sees nothing, she knows nothing."
Gutfeld was referring to a character played by actor John Banner in the late 1960s sitcom "Hogan's Heroes," which was a comedy show about Allied soldiers in World War II conducting "an espionage and sabotage campaign right under the noses" of their German captors, according to IMBd.
Sgt. Schultz was a German prison guard who would say, "I know nothing! I see nothing!" whenever one particular American POW would curse the Nazis.
To that point, Gutfeld said Rice can blame her "amnesia" on "Hogan's Heroes."
"She leaked nothing to nobody," Gutfeld went on, repeating claims Rice recently made on MSNBC. "That's a double negative. She either leaked everything to everyone or she maybe she just misspoke. Again this woman is crafty!"
Gutfeld added that Democrats want to divert from the Rice story to talk about allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to manipulate last year's election, but the Rice story is more factual.
"Be aware that in the evidence sweepstakes, the leaks story is on firmer ground, while the collusion stuff still remains foggy," Gutfeld warned.