Former Obama administration national security adviser Susan Rice bizarrely suggested in a televised interview Sunday that the Russians could be behind the violent nationwide demonstrations following the in-custody death of George Floyd. However, she offered no evidence for the incendiary claim.
If I heard this on a different day, I would think this is a joke, the Russians? Come on, Susan, you know the entitlement that causes much of this what Obama preached at the black community, blamed everything on racism, so off we go with his professional liar out spewing out the garbage again.
Rice’s claimed after top Democrats insisted for years that the White House had conspired with Russia. However, Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence to support any conspiracy with Russia by any U.S. actor to influence the 2016 election. Her remarks also came amid efforts by Democrats to pin the blame on outside white supremacist agitators, even though data suggests the vast majority of arrested protesters in recent days are local.
“To designate Antifa a terrorist organization, fine, but let’s also focus on the right-wing terrorist organizations,” Rice told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, referring to President Trump’s decision earlier in the day to brand the left-wing militant group as a terrorist organization. “The white supremacists that he’s called, in the past, very fine people.”
Rice’s claim that Trump praised white supremacists has been debunked. Like Rice, Trump specifically made a distinction between peaceful protesters taking an ideological approach (“very fine people”) and white supremacists, whom Trump said he condemned “totally.”
Rice continued: “We have peaceful protesters focused on the very real pain and disparities that we’re all wrestling with that have to be addressed, and then we have extremists who’ve come to try to hijack those protests and turn them into something very different. And they’re probably also, I would bet based on my experience, I’m not reading the intelligence these days, but based on my experience this is right out of the Russian playbook as well.”
“I would not be surprised to learn that they have fomented some of these extremists on both sides using social media,” Rice said. “I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that they are funding it in some way, shape, or form.”
Even far-leftist journalists, people who usually run off with any narrative to smear Trump could not fathom why she would make such a claim.
Journalist Aaron Mate tweeted, “Apparently Susan Rice just told CNN that Russians might be backing or financing this week’s protests in the US.”
“You cannot make this sh- up,” added Eoin Higgens, a journalist at the progressive outlet Common Dreams, in a post retweeted by Mate. F–ing deranged.”
Minnesota’s governor tried to blame the riots on outside sources. However, a report by KARE 11 showed “about 86 percent” of the 36 arrests listed their address in Minnesota, and that they live in Minneapolis or the metro area, according to data the outlet analyzed from the Hennepin County Jail’s roster. Five out-of-state cases came from Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, and Missouri.
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter later admitted he was wrong when he falsely claimed that “every person” arrested in Minneapolis protests was from out of state. Frey has not issued a similar retraction.
In any other administration, if Rice had worked for Trump, she would have been in front of Congress or the Senate, yet once more, we see the Democrats doing all they can do to cover for both her and her former boss.