Susan Rice, former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, is no longer expected to testify Tuesday in a closed-door hearing before the House Intelligence Committee on allegations that she requested the identities of “masked” U.S. persons in intelligence reports linked to President Donald Trump’s transition and campaign.
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 National Security Council has informed conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch that materials regarding former National Security Adviser Susan Rice’s reported requests to identify “masked” U.S. persons in intelligence reports linked to President Donald Trump’s transition and campaign have been sent to Barack Obama’s presidential library outside of Chicago.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) on Wednesday said government surveillance programs would not receive the necessary congressional reauthorization for them to continue at the end of the year unless officials answer questions on who in the intelligence community unmasked certain individuals.
Susan Rice, former President Obama’s national security adviser, declined an invitation to testify before a Senate subcommittee on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Justice Department rules limit supplying politically sensitive information to the White House, a review of attorney general guidelines for domestic FBI intelligence investigations has found.