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Right now more on that major shake up of the White House foreign policy team President Obama expected to announce later today.
National security advisor Tom O'Donnell -- is stepping down.
His replacement will be UN ambassador Susan Rice her appointments does not require senate confirmation.
-- all of this happening after the controversy over Ben Ghazi ambassador rice very much at the center of that scandal.
You'll remember she gave incorrect explanations for the attack that killed four Americans.
Let's get some thoughts from ambassador John Bolton he is the former US ambassador to the United Nations and -- Fox News contributor and I understand mr.
Not entirely surprised at this chain of events.
Right well I'm always glad to see US ambassador to the United Nations make something of herself for himself after that job.
I have to say in this case sits it's had been predicted ever since the famous.
Five appearances on the Sunday talk shows by Susan Rice that she would not move onto another position in the administration it required her to explain that.
Before a senate confirmation committee so the choice was either really stay in New York.
Or if Donald and moved that she would take the national security advisor jobs -- long been close to present Obama I think.
Much of her time.
In the UN job was actually spent.
In Washington so I don't think this will.
I indicated really change in administration policy or direction it's more just a case of moving permanently from New York back to Washington for Susan Rice.
-- you think that even in a democratically controlled senate should have trouble getting confirmation for.
Well I think it depends really on how they.
The bad guys he has scandal continues to unfold -- I think there are real difficulties there.
That that would pose pose trouble in a confirmation environment you know -- some of us have experience it's not necessarily the person.
Himself for herself it's that's involved there -- larger issues that can.
Hold up -- confirmation as well so I think whatever the calculus the administration months ago.
Decided it wasn't worth the candle and the real issue was whether Tom John -- would move and whether he would move.
Sooner rather than later and voluntarily or involuntarily.
And while we're on topic of Ben Ghazi we have ambassador Thomas Pickering off.
Long time mom civil servants State Department employee.
Testifying in front of a committee while behind closed -- have been in front of a house committee.
What happened there and that whole accountability review board.
And its report which which he co chaired would you like to be a fly on the wall inside that room.
Well I'd love to read a transcript in any event that I don't think the accountability review board is really the center piece here today they don't have any firsthand knowledge of -- -- their only reporting on what others.
But told them I understand why the committee's interest it and it.
But I'll make a prediction having not that I heard what went on in the room having not talk -- anybody I've known Tom for a long time he has a rare talent a really unique ability.
When he's asked a question he doesn't want to answer.
To speak at enormous length and say absolutely nothing -- So my guess is if if this turned out to be a three hour deposition or interview.
That there are long passages that you can read in the transcript that will be nearly incomprehensible.
I'm sure that there will get a look at that transcript one of these days ambassador.
Thank you very much for being with us --
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