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Susan Rice


Susan Elizabeth Rice is an American diplomat and a former Brookings Institution fellow.

She is the current United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

Rice served on the staff of the National Security Council and as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during President Bill Clinton's second term. Rice was confirmed as UN Ambassador by the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent on January 22, 2009.

Probable candidate for U.S. Secretary of State

Susan Rice is considered by President Barack Obama to succeed Hillary Clinton as the Secretary of State in 2013. As many as 97 Republicans have written to President Obama on November 19 saying the statements made by Rice on September 16 in relation to the attack on the U.S. Diplomatic mission in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.

The Senate Republicans have met Susan Rice on 27 November 2012, in what is said to be a make-nice meeting. Susan Rice and CIA Director Michael Morell met privately with Senator Lindsey O Graham, Senator John McCain and Senator Kelly Ayotte who are the three members of the Senate Armed Services Committee. However, after the meeting, the Republican senators said that they aren't reassured. Senator Lindsey O Graham said "Bottom line, I'm more disturbed now than I was before".

The three senators issued a statement on 27 Nov 2012 which read, "We are disturbed by the Administration’s continued inability to answer even the most basic questions about the Benghazi attack and the Administration’s response. Beyond Ambassador Rice’s misstatements, we continue to have questions about what happened in Benghazi before, during, and after the attack on our consulate - as well as the President’s statements regarding the attack."

The Senate Democrats will favor Susan Rice if President Obama wishes to appoint her as the next secretary of state. Senate Majority leader Harry Reid said that the personal attack against Rice by certain Republican senators is outrageous.

Susan Rice will meet Republican senator Susan Collins (Maine) and Bob Corker (Tennessee) on Nov 28.

Business Interests

Susan Rice owns stock between $300,000 and $600,000 in TransCanada Corp, the company which is behind a controversial oil pipeline. The pipeline is a 1700-mile Keystone XL pipeline from Canada down to Gulf refineries.

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