Susan Rice Refuses to Testify Before Congress

Posted: May 03, 2017 7:10 PM

Former National Security Advisor during the Obama administration, Susan Rice, will not testify before a Senate subcommittee regarding Russian activities during the 2016 presidential election, according to Fox News.

According to a letter sent to the Senate by Rice’s lawyer, she refused to testify because the senior Democrat on the subcommittee was not involved in the invitation.

“Senator Whitehouse has informed us by letter that he did not agree to Chairman Graham’s invitation to Ambassador Rice, a significant departure from the bipartisan investigations extended to other witnesses,” Rice’s lawyer wrote in the letter first reported by CNN.  “Under these circumstances, Ambassador Rice respectfully declines Senator Graham’s invitation to testify.”

However, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Rice should reconsider her decision not to testify.

"I think she ought to consider it," Feinstein told MSNBC on Wednesday.