Ben Rhodes, former Deputy National Security Advisor for President Obama, has launched what is being described as a “shadow” National Security Council “to serve as a ready-made foreign policy team, no matter which Democrat is elected,” writes Monica Showalter of the American Thinker.
American Thinker reports:
His latest scheme is launching a “shadow” National Security Council, called “National Security Action,” co-chairing the operation with Jake Sullivan. Showing that he was always the one running things in the Obama White House, despite his creative writing major, his past career as a failed novelist, and his lack of national security experience, he’s herded a whole slew of top Obama-era national security officials, including former national security adviser Susan Rice, former national security adviser Tom Donilon, former United Nations ambassador Samantha Power, and socialist former Defense Department official Rosa Brooks, into his little shadow operation, as if these people somehow had a divine right to control national security and President Trump’s current officials are somehow illegitimate. […]
Shadow cabinets are hardly an American tradition – they are British – but Rhodes, possibly in consultation with a guy like Marxist U.K. Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, probably learned the use of them as a counter-cabinet in the wings in the event of a fall of the existing government, which happens a lot in parliamentary systems. […]
According to the group’s website, the National Security Action is “dedicated to advancing American global leadership and opposing the reckless policies of the Trump administration that endanger our national security and undermine U.S. strength in the world.”
“Building a strong, unified, progressive opposition to the Trump administration’s dangerous policies, which are making the United States less safe and diminishing our standing and influence in the world,” is one of the group‘s core objectives.
As reported by Fox News contributor Sara A. Carter, Rhodes is a “person of interest” in the House Intelligence Committee’s unmasking investigation.
House Intelligence Committee members met with Rhodes in July amid suspicions that former Obama officials were leaking classified information from the Trump administration to the press.