Susan Rice meets with Senate intelligence staff

2017-07-22 22:34
Susan Rice. (Saul Loeb, AFP)

Susan Rice. (Saul Loeb, AFP) (Saul Loeb, AFP)

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Washington - Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice has met with staff on the Senate Intelligence Committee as the panel probes Russian interference in the US election.

A spokesperson for Rice confirmed that the closed-door meeting happened on Friday. Erin Pelton says Rice was pleased to co-operate with the investigation "given its extraordinary national significance".

In addition to Rice, the panel is interviewing several members of former President Barack Obama's administration this week. Panel staff met with former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Monday and former Obama chief of staff Denis McDonough on Tuesday.

President Donald Trump has said Rice may have committed a crime when she asked intelligence analysts to disclose the name of a Trump associate mentioned in an intelligence report.

Rice has said she did nothing improper.

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