Obama Names Susan Rice As National Security Adviser

Law360, New York (June 5, 2013, 1:11 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced that National Security Adviser Tom Donilon is stepping down and will be replaced by Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., who has drawn Republican criticism for her role in official explanations for the attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya.

Donilon, who has spent over four years at the White House National Security Council, will depart the position in early July.

In a Wednesday afternoon press briefing in the Rose Garden, Obama also nominated his former Senior...
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