Susan Rice Typifies Biden’s Establishment Preferences

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By Donald Jeffries

Joe Biden’s choice of veteran Washington insider Susan Rice as his top domestic policy adviser was hardly surprising. Mr. Biden, like all presidential administrations before him, has filled his cabinet with Council on Foreign Relations members and other Deep State veterans. Rice served as Barack Obama’s United Nations ambassador and national security advisor.

Rice is heading the Biden administration’s investigation into the “origins and roots” of alleged violent white nationalism within the United States. Pushing the “woke” theme of labeling Trump supporters as “domestic terrorists,” Rice declared, “We have seen, and it’s been plain for all Americans on their television sets, just how serious a problem we face from nationalists and white supremacists who have demonstrated a willingness to resort to violence in some instances.” Rice vowed to launch a “comprehensive assessment of the nature of this threat and challenge.”

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Long forgotten by our state-controlled media is Rice’s controversial role in the Obama administration. In 2017, it was revealed that Rice ordered the surveillance of some Trump campaign aides during the 2016 presidential race. Rice also approved the release of sensitive information about these aides. “The Daily Caller” reported that Rice kept spreadsheets of the Trump aides’ phone calls “one year before the 2016 presidential election.” Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Joseph diGenova explained, “What was produced by the intelligence community at the request of Ms. Rice were detailed spreadsheets of intercepted phone calls with unmasked Trump associates in perfectly legal conversations with individuals. The overheard conversations involved no illegal activity by anybody of the Trump associates or anyone they were speaking with. In short, the only apparent illegal activity was the unmasking of the people in the calls.”

Rice also helped lead the disinformation campaign regarding the 2012 Benghazi attacks. Rice appeared on all the major television networks, promulgating the party line that the attacks had been caused by a “hateful” anti-Islam video. She also claimed that it happened spontaneously as a result of a protest turned violent, rather than a deliberate terrorist attack. A Sept. 14, 2012 email from deputy national security advisor Ben Rhoades seemingly coached then-UN Ambassador Rice to distort the truth and tout the administration’s line on Benghazi. Rice was urged “to underscore that these protests are rooted in an internet video, and not a broader failure or policy” and to “reinforce the president and administration’s strength and steadiness in dealing with difficult challenges.” The talking points also featured “edits” from then-CIA director John Brennan, a counterterrorism advisor to the White House. “Now we know that the Obama White House’s chief concern about the Benghazi attack was making sure that President Obama looked good,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement at the time.

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On the day Trump was inaugurated, Rice sent herself an email that recounted a Jan. 5, 2017 meeting in the Oval Office with President Obama, Vice President Biden, FBI Director James Comey, and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates. She described the meeting as a “follow-on conversation” after an intelligence community briefing on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. Rice wrote:

From a national security perspective, Comey said he does have some concerns that incoming National Security Advisor Flynn is speaking frequently with Russian Ambassador Kislyak. Comey said that could be an issue as it relates to sharing sensitive information. President Obama asked if Comey was saying that the NSC [National Security Council] should not pass sensitive information related to Russia to Flynn. Comey replied, “potentially.” He added that he has no indication thus far that Flynn has passed classified information to Kislyak, but he noted that the “level of communication is unusual.”

Sen. Ron Johnson charged that the email reflected a “shameful” effort by the Obama administration to “sabotage” the incoming Trump administration. “We didn’t witness what America has become so famous for: a peaceful, cooperative, wellwishing transition of power,” Johnson told Fox News. “Instead, we saw a corruption of that transition.”

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Rice’s history is worrisome, given her role as Joe Biden’s director of the National Security Council. Former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell claimed that “she’s running domestic and foreign policy,” and referred to “the shadow presidency of Susan Rice.” In the past, “national security” generally referred to perceived foreign threats. But the “woke” left considers “domestic terrorists” (i.e., Trump supporters) to be a primary cause for concern. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki declared that the “assault on the Capitol and the tragic deaths and destruction . . . underscored . . . that the rise of domestic violent extremism is a serious and growing national security threat. The Biden administration will approach this threat with the necessary resources and resolve.”

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Ironically, it was a group of radical Democrats who counseled, “resist the erosion of our civil liberties and constitutional freedoms, however well-intentioned proposed security reforms may be.”

Donald Jeffries is a highly respected author and researcher whose work on the JFK, RFK and MLK assassinations and other high crimes of the Deep State has been read by millions of people across the world. Jeffries is also the author of three books currently being sold by the AFP Online Store.