Susan Rice: Trump Is Doing Russia’s ‘Bidding’ After Failing to Respond to Alleged Bounties on Americans

Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice is slamming President Donald Trump for failing to appropriately respond to intelligence reports suggesting Russian operatives placed bounties on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.

The White House and the Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe previously denied Trump was initially briefed on the issue.

Rice appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” where she was asked why Trump had six subsequent phone calls with Vladimir Putin following the revelation of the intelligence and why he did not did not raise the issue to him.

Rice argued this is the time to think of consequences for Putin rather than catering to him.

“This is not the time to be handing Putin an olive branch. This is a time to be working up options to punish him,” Rice said.

She continued, “And yet that’s not what happens. This is really extraordinary. We have a president who is doing our arch adversary’s bidding, it would seem.”

Watch her comments below:

Trump has received backlash from others including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

During an appearance on ABC News’ “This Week” on June 28, Pelosi said Trump “should have been briefed” on the reports and explained Trump may have ignored them because, “The president wants to ignore any allegation against Russia,” as IJR previously reported.

Just days later Pelosi responded to Trump’s claim the reports are a “hoax” by calling the president a “hoax” himself.

On June 30, Biden revealed his opinion of how Trump handled the intelligence, as IJR previously reported.

Biden said Trump’s actions were a “dereliction of duty.”

Rice went on to slam intelligence officials for not properly briefing Trump.

“He’s surrounded by sycophants and weaklings who aren’t doing their jobs, who don’t have the confidence in themselves and in the mission that they are there to carry out to bring the president the tough messages he needs to hear,” Rice said.

During a press briefing on June 30, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Trump had been officially briefed on the matter.

Responses

  1. obsiebobsie is doing a terrific job showing

    me that he is a complete phuhking asshole.

  2. The credibility of Susan Rice is a joke. We now have the transcripts from the House Intelligence Committee pre-2018 when Rice and other top Obama officials all admitted that they could not provide that committee in their under-oath classified testimonies with even one piece of evidence that Trump was working with the Russians — then has made a living claiming otherwise. Meanwhile, Judicial Watch now has emails from Obama officials making jokes about all the lies that Rice and other Obama officials were telling after Benghazi. If you are to use HER as your credible source, you are very hard up or very ignorant of the facts I just stated.

  3. if you believe anything Susan Rice says, I have some beachfront property in Outer Mongolia to sell you.

  4. You trumpukelican assholes are TRAITORS who adore THE TRAITOR

    Putin’s Pussy trumpuke.

  5. Ok, let’s go slow. The intelligence community was divided on the issue…some believed there was no facts just captured Taliban that may not be telling the truth. Considering this heifer served a President who despised our military and lied about Benghazi and that wanted to deal with the Russians…this person needs to watch her fat mouth. Yeah, Rice serve on a ticket with a man who has full blown dementia…good luck.

  6. Lest we forget. Ms. Rice, fresh off her stint at Stanford (founded by a renowned racist and near-slavery exploiter), is now applying to be Biden’s VP.

    Show us your cognitive test results Joe. Better yet, take the Montreal test and make the results absolutely transparent.

  7. Here’s an easy way to avoid those “alleged” bounties.

    Pull every single American out of Afghanistan. There’s a reason it’s called the graveyard of empires and the people are neither up for actual civilization nor temperamentally or culturally suited for it.

    If and when they want our help, they can ask and pay for it. Afghanistan has some valuable, but undeveloped resources.

  8. Does anyone else hear the constant buzzing of a fly or gnat?
    Oh, never mind. It’s just another dem/leftist/prog/socialist trying to get attention.
    Hey, Susan, seen any more videos lately that might get people killed in Benghazi or any other country?

  9. How does she know what happened? Is she the eyes and ears of government?

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