Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN and former National Security Adviser Susan Rice appeared on Friday's airing of "CBS This Morning." During the show, she claimed that the United States “is in effect under attack. And that attack is coming now from within. It’s coming from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.”
She said, "For the first time that I can remember, our democracy is under assault. Our country is, in effect, under attack ... and that attack is coming now from within. It's coming from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. And for all of the security threats I saw as national security adviser, all the challenges we faced, I never thought I'd see that."
For those who are unaware, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is the address of the White House.
"You're thinking this man is not predictable, he's not stable, he's not playing with a full deck," Rice stated about President Trump. "And if they were being smart, and never discount the Chinese ability to be smart, they'd think maybe this is an opportunity to steal second base."
Trump said Thursday that China should investigate Hunter Biden's business dealings, as he doubled down on his prior call for Ukraine to do the same. Trump struck a characteristically defiant tone while speaking to reporters on the White House South Lawn, en route to Florida.
In the controversial Juy 25 telephone call, President Trump requested his Ukrainian counterpart for help with a probe into Hunter Biden's dealings with gas company Burisma Holdings, where Hunter served on the board, and the elder Biden's role in ousting a prosecutor who had been looking into that company.
It was Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that resulted in a whistleblower stepping forward with claims that Trump was conspiring. However, with the release of the phone call script, we know that was a lie. Democrats are still calling for his impeachment though.
When Rice was questioned about Joe Biden and his "mishandling" of his son's business dealings, she responded that he was simply following orders.
"Joe Biden was doing what he was asked to do by the president of the United States consistent with serving our policy interests," Rice said.
It's all a bunch of malarky. They know Trump is innocent, that's why they're pushing so hard.