Netflix named scandal-plagued former national security advisor Susan Rice to its board of directors, company CEO Reed Hastings said in a Wednesday statement.
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“We are delighted to welcome Ambassador Rice to the Netflix board,” Hastings statement said. “For decades, she has tackled difficult, complex global issues with intelligence, integrity and insight and we look forward to benefiting from her experience and wisdom.”
Rice is perhaps best known for her misleading comments in the hours immediately following a 2012 terrorist attack on U.S. personnel in Benghazi, Libya. The former UN ambassador went on several television shows after the Benghazi attack and falsely stated that the impetus of the attack was an incendiary YouTube video.
Rice’s statements directly conflicted with U.S. intelligence assessments at the time that the attack was pre-planned and pre-meditated by radical Islamic terrorists in the region. A 2016 report released by a House republican committee found that “State Department employees in Washington D.C. who had spoken with those on the ground in Libya after the attack were universal in their condemnation of Rice’s statements.”
Rice’s false statements were pre-empted by a briefing from White House political advisor David Plouffe and not anyone from the U.S. intelligence community.