The former national security adviser Susan Rice on Sunday said the Trump administration’s narrative on the suspected Russian bounty plot didn’t add up.
“I don’t buy this story that he was never briefed,” Rice said of President Donald Trump in an interview with Andrea Mitchell on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“We have a president who is doing our arch-adversary’s bidding, it would seem,” said Rice, who served as President Barack Obama’s adviser from 2013 to 2017. “And he is surrounded by sycophants and weaklings who aren’t doing their jobs.”
Russia is suspected of paying bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill US troops in Afghanistan. The White House has claimed Trump was never briefed on the intelligence, but recent reporting suggests otherwise.
Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.
The former US national security adviser Susan Rice on Sunday excoriated the Trump administration over the suspected Russian bounty plot, accusing President Donald Trump of doing “our…