Former National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, says she will not testify before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee chaired by Sen. Lindsey Graham because “the request was not bipartisan in nature”.
In a letter to Lindsey Grahm, Rice says she is ready to help congressional inquiries into the possibility of Russian election interference as long as investigations remain bipartisan. Rice’s lawyer, Kathryn Ruemmler, note that Sheldon Whitehouse wrote a letter to Rice and her team stating that he did not sign on to the “invitation” to rice.
“Under these circumstances, Ambassador Rice respectfully declines Senator Graham’s invitation to testify,” the letter continues.
Graham said he wanted Rice to testify at next week’s hearing along with former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.