Former national security adviser Susan Rice met with members of the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed-door meeting as part of the panel’s probe into the Russian meddling into the 2016 presidential elections, The Daily Caller reports.
The meeting was confirmed by Rice’s spokesperson, saying that the former Obama senior official voluntarily testified to the committee.
“Ambassador Rice appreciates the committee’s efforts to examine Russia’s efforts to interfere,” Rice’s spokeswoman Erin Pelton said.
Rice has faced strong scrutiny from some House GOP lawmakers because they believe she was involved in “unmasking” — revealing of identities of people in intelligence reports — of associates of President Donald Trump for political reasons.
Rice has vehemently denied any wrongdoing. Earlier this year, she told CNN that she never did “anything that was untoward” with the intelligence information she received.
Senate Intelligence Committee chair Republican Sen. Richard Burr and vice chair Democratic Sen. Mark Warner did not confirm the meeting.