SUSAN RICE REFUSES TO TESTIFY…..WHAT IS SHE HIDING?
President Barack Obama's former national security adviser Susan Rice, on Wednesday turned down a request to take-part in a judiciary subcommittee hearing scheduled for Monday on Russian interference in the US presidential election held last year. The request was made by Sen. Lindsey Graham. Her refusal to testify in the Senate was first reported by CNN.
A Letter by Susan Rice’s attorney, Kathryn Ruemmler, addressed to Sen. Lindsey Graham, the Republican chairman of the judiciary subcommittee on crime and terrorism and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a senior Democrat, spelt out the grounds for Rice’s decision not to appear.
Part of Kathryn Ruemmler’s letter reads, “Senator White house has informed us by letter that he did not agree to Chairman Graham's invitation to Ambassador Rice, a significant departure from the bipartisan invitations extended to other witnesses. Under these circumstances, Ambassador Rice respectfully declines Senator Graham's invitation to testify."
Later on Wednesday, Sen. Graham expressed disappointment that he didn’t learn of Susan Rice’s decision directly from her but from the press adding that he would have preferred to hear from the horses’ mouth. Graham said, “I'm disappointed. I don't know why she won't come before the committee to tell us what she did or didn't do. But we'll deal with her later."
Had she appeared before the Senate, Susan Rice would have had to provide answers to questions bothering on the “unmasking” of American citizens caught up in surveillance operations. One of those “unmasked” was President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.
It would be recalled that Susan E. Rice, the 24th United States National Security Advisor, made a request to reveal the names of President Donald J. Trump’s officials caught up in surveillance. The unmasked names of persons associated with the current U.S. President – essentially top officials, were forwarded to all those at the National Security Council, some at the defense department, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former Director of CIA John Brennan.
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