Susan Rice's connection to XL Keystone Pipeline

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Susan Rice, the leading candidate for US secretary of state holds substantial investments in companies related to the XL Keystone pipeline. She will play a leading role in deciding whether or not the pipeline gets built. We look at why a potential U.S. Secretary of State may have an issue with her investments in Canada.



Susan Rice's connection to XL Keystone Pipeline

We started this segment with a clip from South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham laying into the U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice.

Many Republicans believe Susan Rice should not be considered a candidate to replace Hillary Clinton as U.S. Secretary of State. It's because of comments Rice made following the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Republicans say Rice misled Americans by categorizing it as a violent protest and not a terrorist attack. Now, Rice has another headache, and this time the concerns come from those who might typically be her political allies. And there is a strong Canadian connection.

Bob Deans is the Associate Director of Communications for the Natural Resources Defense Council, and we reached him in Washington, DC.

This segment was produced by The Current's Howard Goldenthal.

Last Word - Fifth Estate Documentary

Last spring, people around the world became familiar with the name Luka Magnotta after he was charged with the gruesome murder of a Chinese student in Montreal. Magnotta has pleaded not guilty, and his trial does not start until next spring.

Tonight on the Fifth Estate, Mark Kelley has the story of some anonymous online investigators who say they tracked Magnotta for almost 2 years and tried to warn police. The full documentary Hunting Magnotta airs tonight on the Fifth Estate at 9 pm ET. For today's Last Word, we aired an excerpt from the Fifth's documentary.


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