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JW v State Podesta docs 02489 pg 22-25

JW v State Podesta docs 02489 pg 22-25

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UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Obtained
Case No.
F-2017-15330 Doc No. C06591630 Date: 08/21/2018 Judicial Watch, Inc.
From:
Sent:
To:
Subject:
Feldman, Daniel

Thursday, November 2012 :06
Frank Lowenstein 
RE: Sec State Speculation concubine?
From: Frank Lowenstein [mailto:flowenstein@podesta.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2012 :01
To: Feldman, Daniel
Subject: RE: Sec State Speculation
[RELEASE PART B6[
Yeah and Bakers story the Times today pointed Kerry and had pretty tough quote Susan, theres
that ... shes that tight with the president why dont they just make her NSA?!
From: Feldman, Daniel [mailto:FeldmanDF@state.gov]
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2012 10:58
To: Frank Lowenstein
Subject: RE: Sec State Speculation
Ouch, that hurts But Indira would the one break it? Doesnt seem officially sanctioned.
From: Frank Lowenstein [mailto:flowenstein@podesta.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2012 10:55
To: Feldman, Daniel
Subject: FW: Sec State Speculation
Heres the big let down easy leak ...
From: Matt Baker
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2012 10:45
To: Mark Tavlarides; Frank Lowenstein
Subject: FW: Sec State Speculation
Susan Rice Emerging Top Candidate Succeed Hillary Clinton Indira A.R. Lakshmanan and Flavia Krause-Jackson November 08, 2012 12:01AM
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2017-15330 Doc No. C06591630 Date: 08/21/2018
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U.S. Ambassador the United Nations Susan Rice New York.
(Bloomberg) Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador the United Nations, emerging the favored candidate
succeed Hillary Clinton secretary state, even with the political controversy over her remarks about the fatal Sept.
attack the American diplomatic mission Benghazi, Libya.
Six current former White House officials, who all spoke condition anonymity discuss internal deliberations, said Rice
remains close President Barack Obama and shares many his views foreign policy. They emphasized that the
president hasnt made final decision, and Clinton may remain her post for some months into Obamas second term.
Former White House Chief Staff Bill Daley and other officials said Obamas first move will choosing successor
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. also may need find successors Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Director
National Intelligence James Clapper and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, the officials said.
Rice thought the presidents preferred choice over two other strong candidates, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Chairman John Kerry Massachusetts and National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, according the current and former
administration officials.
Rice, who also worked the presidential campaigns Kerry and former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, known
for her strong personality and passionate defense Obamas foreign policy Security Council and inter-agency meetings.
Libyan Assistance
She was advocate U.S. aid Libyan rebels who rose against then-dictator Muammar Qaddafi, and her supporters
say she helped win Security Council support for resolution authorizing international intervention Libya.
Her push for intervention, officials said, might part have been product the failure former President Bill Clintons
administration intervene halt genocide the central African nation Rwanda, when Rice was and serving the
National Security Council staff.
Visiting Rwanda last year with her family after surprise visit Libya, she said, Many heard strong echoes 1994
when Muammar Qaddafi promised that would root out the people Benghazi.
Still, she also has argued that what worked Libya couldnt replicated Syria, where her anti-interventionist line
contrasted with Kerry, who looked more favorably upon the creation humanitarian corridors.
Pugnacious Style the UN, her often pugnacious style has turns been admired and derided, diplomats there say. Behind closed doors, they
say, she pulls punches and uses colorful language get her points across.
She has clashed with Vitaly Churkin, her Russia counterpart, most pointedly over Syria. times their exchanges got personal,
such last year when publicly chided her for unusual outburst and said Syria wasnt issue that could drowned
expletives.
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Friction notwithstanding, she also helped obtain tough 2010 resolutions aimed derailing Irans suspected nuclear
weapons program, which required protracted negotiations with Russian officials, and win membership for the new nation
South Sudan.
High Profile
Still, Rices high profile and relationships with ambassadors from Europe, Russia and China are considered asset,
although she lacks Clintons experience retail politicking and her celebrity presidential candidate, senator and twoterm first lady.
While several officials said Clinton would difficult act follow, many the White House regard Rice the most
recognizable successor and reliable advocate for Obamas positions Iran, Syria and other difficult issues. 47-year-old Stanford University graduate and former Rhodes Scholar, Rice would the second African-American woman serve the top U.S. diplomat she were nominated and confirmed the Senate. She isnt related Condoleezza Rice,
who served George Bushs administration.
Susan Rice, who was National Security Council director and assistant secretary state for African affairs under President
Clinton, joined the Obama campaign 2007 and helped run the foreign policy team advising the candidate.
Controversial Remarks
Two the officials said Rice much closer Obama than Kerry Donilon, putting her the State Department would
ensure that the White House could maintain control over U.S. foreign policy.
Her Sept. remarks Sunday talk shows that the attack the U.S. diplomatic mission Benghazi, Libya, began
peaceful protest that was hijacked militants were considered possible obstacle Senate confirmation and invitation continued attacks the administrations handling the assault.
This weeks elections relieved some though not all those anxieties, said two the officials. These officials observed
that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney dropped the issue during his third and final debate with Obama, and two
prominent Republicans, former Secretary State Rice and former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Woitowitz, criticized some the attacks the administration over the issue. addition, said third administration official, the investigations that are under way into the attacks may reveal that Rices
remarks were based preliminary intelligence reports that were revised, and that the anti-Muslim video did play role
inspiring the attacks. contact the reporters this story: Indira AR. Lakshmanan Washington ilakshmanan@bloomberg.net; Flavia KrauseJackson United Nations fjackson@bloomberg.net contact the editor responsible for this story: John Walcott jwalcott9@bloomberg.net
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