Donilon resigns as security adviser, Rice to take post
WASHINGTON (AP) — She's
been a lightning rod for Republican criticism over the Obama
administration's initial explanations for the attack in Benghazi, Libya,
that killed the U.S. ambassador and four others. And now, Susan Rice is getting a new job.
U.N. ambassador is going to become President Barack Obama's national
security adviser, replacing Tom Donilon, who is resigning.
Republicans may criticize the choice, but they won't be able to do
anything about it, since the post doesn't require Senate confirmation.
A White House official says former aide Samantha Power will be chosen to replace Rice
at the U.N. Power is a longtime Obama adviser who worked on his 2008
presidential campaign and ran the human rights office in the White
House. She left the administration in February but was considered the
favorite to replace Rice at the U.N.