Grenell: Susan Rice, Not Biden or Harris, Calling Shots in White House
Susan Rice, the former national security adviser to President Barack Obama and the current director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, is the real leader in the Oval Office according to former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell.
The former intelligence official has previously described Rice as the “shadow president” to the recently elected President Joe Biden, and he repeated that claim in an interview with Fox News this week.
"Look, I’ve said it before but I think it’s worth repeating ... she’s been given a portfolio as to domestic policy. We all know that that’s a joke," Grenell told Maria Bartiromo, host of "Fox News Primetime,” on Monday.
He added that Rice, who previously served as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs in the Clinton Administration, lacks domestic policy experience "but she’s run the National security portfolio and certainly has run the U.N. portfolio.
"She knows the State Department and certainly wants to be the secretary of state," he continued, "so there’s no question that she’s running domestic and foreign policy."
Grenell went on to say that Vice President Kamala Harris will be too busy with her role presiding over ties in the Senate, which is now divided 50-50 between the two parties, to have the chance to influence Biden’s closest advisors.
"We got a vice president who needs to spend most of her time in the Senate because it’s a 50-50 type. So Susan Rice is extremely excited that vice president Harris is preoccupied in the Senate and the shadow presidency of Susan Rice is front and center," he said.
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