Susan Rice to Testify Before House Intelligence Committee Next Month
Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice has agreed to appear before the House Intelligence Committee next month.
Rice was Security Adviser and U.N. Ambassador in former U.S. President, Barack Obama’s administration.
She will appear in a closed-door session before the committee.
Republican senators on the intelligence committee have sought for months to question Rice. They are interested in questioning her about the handling of classified private information of members of the Trump campaign team.
President Trump and his Republican allies have repeatedly gone after Rice alleging that she divulged the names of Trump’s transition team in an effort to damage Trump.
Rice has vehemently denied unmasking anyone in Trump’s team and Democrats contend Republicans are looking for ways to divert attention from Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia.
Susan Rice’s spokesman Erin Pelton confirmed that she will appear before the House panel.
“Ambassador Rice is cooperating with bipartisan Russia investigations conducted by the Intelligence Committees as she said she would,” she said.
Rice had earlier declined a request to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The U.S. House and Senate inquiries into Trump team’s alleged collusion with the Russians to influence the presidential election appears to be ramping up with both bodies expected to meet with high profile witnesses in the coming weeks.
Senate Intelligence Committee ranking member, Democrat Mark Werner of Virginia said today that his committee is seeking more documents from former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and security adviser Michael Flynn.
He said the committee was going through the documents it has received so far.
“I think we’re still going through that but I think we may need more information,” the senator said.
Other member of the Trump team the committees are expecting to appear include Trump senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
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