Skip to comments.AP source: Tom Donilon resigns as Obama national security adviser, Susan Rice to take over
Posted on 06/05/2013 4:25:12 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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Shouldn’t she be in prison with the rest of them?
One thing i can get Obie credit for. The reason for this promotion is quite transparent.
Planning on traveling out of the country with his wife’s “new job”
Certainly don’t want to be a passenger in their plane!
Yep, circling the wagons with Mrs. Sunstein.
Hmm ... not believing the spin but clearly the knives were out.
Last fall, as the administration prepared to find a new secretary of state to replace Hillary Clinton, I began a magazine story that was in part about Donilon and in part about the fact that, over the past decades, the roles of secretary of state and national security advisor have changed: Secretaries of state have taken on an ever more public role, while national security advisors have taken on ever greater control over the internal gears of the American foreign-policy machine.
The project was abandoned because, before it could be published, Obama had won the election and appointed John Kerry as his next secretary of state. There was, however, an unusual aftermath. Word had apparently spread through the administration that a story was being written about Donilon. Over the course of several months, a series of present and former officials approached me to ask when an article about Donilon’s power would appear and to urge that it be pursued.
“There’s a problem there, and it hasn’t been told,” said one current official of Donilon. In another instance, an official I had never met introduced himself and asked what had happened to the article about Donilon. One source said the National Security staff was “a snake pit.”
Donilon’s detractors, none of whom would speak on the record, are either now serving or have served in a variety of different institutions: at the State Department, the Pentagon, and in the White House. None of the sources are themselves in line for the national security position, and none appeared to have anything to gain if Donilon were to step aside.
Is this a joke or is this administration trying to push the limits of credibility to prove that no matter how outrageous their announcements are, the media will push the agenda and the public will be clueless.. Shameless.
Thanks for the pings the past week while I was away! Trying to catch up now and appreciate being kept in loop. It is time for folks to go to jail!
Donilon may have been unwilling to crawl underdabus ! Hope he gets called before congress sooner rather then later. No EP for him now! Is that an ooopie for 0?
Things must be turning as virtually all of the comments (1,000 + comments) on the yahoo (known for having a lot of liberal users) article are against the appointment of Rice.
Tommy obviously senses this scandal-ridden administration will develop a stench that lasts quite a while and he wants to work again. Look for a few others to do the same once they’ve located a new job.
As the WORM turns!
Doesn’t that post require Senate confirmation?
I’d sure love a reason to focus on the Benghazi debacle again.
Paranoia and mental illness are taking over at 1600. This is not a good sign.
It is also a diversion to shift attention away from the scandals.
The position is an in-house position that serves only the president and does not require senate confirmation.
Just what are her qualifications for this posting? Just an in your face move here, nothing more.
Two questions, neither of which was answered in the article:
1. What’s next for Donilon?
2. Why did he resign?
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