Big tech companies offer gilded safe space for Obama officials
MARCH 29, 2018
When former national security adviser Susan Rice was named to the Netflix board of directors Wednesday, she became at least the third high-ranking official under former President Barack Obama to receive a top post at a tech giant after leaving the White House.
In announcing Rice’s appointment, Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings said the former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. had “tackled difficult, complex global issues with intelligence, integrity and insight.”
Rice’s appointment was met with outrage from some conservatives. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said Netflix had “[doubled] down in support of Obama corruption” by hiring Rice, a controversial figure in the aftermath of the 2012 Benghazi attack, as well as the “unmasking” controversy surrounding members of the Trump campaign.