Former UN Ambassador Susan Rice declared her disappointment in President Trump for not calling ex-President Obama about the attack on ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi.
During an interview on Face the Nation with CBS’s Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan, Rice was asked if Barack Obama received a call about Baghdadi’s demise before it was announced publicly.
Susan Rice complained to Brennan:
“There’s no reason why I should know. There is a tradition of common courtesy of presidents informing their predecessors of things of significance like this.”
“Since the White House seemingly didn’t feel it necessary to inform the leadership of the intelligence committees on a bipartisan basis, I’m quite confident that they didn’t do the normal protocol with respect to predecessors either.”
Rice suggested that then-President Barack Obama did try to inform ex-President Bush after the successful raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden “as a matter of courtesy”.
Susan Rice’s new statements follow the release of her new book in which she accuses the Obama Administration and Hillary Clinton of essentially sacrificing her career to cover for Benghazi.
Susan Rice was sent on the press circuits after the 2011 terror attack in Lybia against a US consulate in Benghazi that left multiple Americans dead. Rice initially told the public that the attack was a random response to an anti-Islamic YouTube video. The attack was actually an organized terror attack on the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.
According to Susan Rice’s memoir, her mother Lois Dickson Rice told Susan not to run with the story, saying, “I smell a rat. This is not a good idea. Can’t you get out of it?”
Rice defended her old bosses and went through with it anyways. According to the former UN Secretary, the backlash was the reason she got passed over as Secretary of State after Clinton resigned. She adamantly maintains the American public’s reactions to their lies about Benghazi were more about race and feminism than anything else.