Susan Rice: President Trump Should Have Notified Obama Before Baghdadi Raid

For some reason former national security adviser Susan Rice thinks President Trump should have let former President Barack Obama know about the U.S. raid that ended the life of ISIS leader Aku Bakr al-Baghdadi.

On Sunday Rice appeared on CBS’s Face The Nation, which appeared immediately after President Trump’s press conference that announced the death.

Rice started out on track when she praised the action of the military and called it a “major milestone.” She did say that the death of Baghdadi doesn’t mean “the fight against ISIS is over.”

“Do you know, was President Obama informed of the death of al-Baghdadi by the administration? Did you know?” Margaret Brennan asked.

“There’s no reason why I should know. There is a tradition of common courtesy of presidents informing their predecessors of things of significance like this,” Rice replied.

“Since the White House seemingly didn’t feel it necessary to inform the leadership of the intelligence committees on a bipartisan basis, I’m quite confident that they didn’t do the normal protocol with respect to predecessors either,” Rice added.

Rice was then asked whether or not the Obama administration let former President George W. Bush know about their 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden. She said they “tried to do that as a matter of courtesy,” but didn’t make it clear whether or not they actually got the message to him.

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Is this really a thing that presidents do? If so why didn’t the Obama administration make sure to let former President George W. Bush know?

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