Susan Rice Speaks Out On ISIS, Al-Baghdadi In One-On-One

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice is speaking out about the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and other global security threats, in a one-on-one interview with WBZ Newsradio's Laurie Kirby.

Now a U.N. Ambassador and foreign policy adviser, Rice served under President Obama and spoke this week at Harvard University to promote her new book "Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For."

Asked about whether the death of ISIS leader and founder al-Baghdadi nullifies the threat of ISIS growing in the region, Rice said his death is, "obviously important. It's a milestone in the fight against ISIS but it's not the end of the fight any more than the killing of Osama Bin Laden was the end of the fight against Al-Qaeda."

On the current Impeachment inquiry in the House, Rice says there is repeated testimony coming forward that corroborates the idea that President Trump pressured Ukraine with the carrot of military money, and a potential White House meeting, to try to extort false information about his political rival.

"It seems to be quite a serious abuse of power that needs to be investigated and if appropriate prosecuted," Rice said. "I think [quid pro quo] is there in black and white for Americans to read right there in the President's own transcript."

Listen to the entire interview with WBZ NewsRadio's Laurie Kirby (@LaurieWBZ)

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