June 30, 2017 BY:
Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice will be interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee in late July as part of the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
The interview will be a high-profile target for Republicans who accused former President Barack Obama’s adviser of improperly handling classified intelligence reports, according to CNN.
Rice, a top official in the Obama administration, had requested on several occasions the identities of “masked” U.S. persons in intelligence reports linked to President Donald Trump’s transition and campaign, according to press reports.
Rice has denied any wrongdoing. “The allegation is that somehow the Obama administration officials utilized intelligence for political purposes. That’s absolutely false,” she told MSNBC in April.
Rice declined a request to appear before a Senate judiciary subcommittee in May, but has now agreed to appear in a closed-door session expected to occur before the…
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