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Susan Rice has agreed to testify before the House Intelligence Committee


Former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice has agreed to testify before the House Intelligence Committee next month, Circa has learned.

Rice has pledged to appear in a closed-door session with the panel before the House leaves for the August recess, two congressional sources familiar with the matter told Circa Thursday.

“Ambassador Rice is cooperating with bipartisan Russia investigations conducted by the Intelligence Committees as she said she would,” spokeswoman Erin Pelton told CNN, referencing the committee’s probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Some Twitter users on Thursday expressed relief about Rice’s upcoming testimony before the House panel.

Several House and Senate committees are probing Russian interference in the 2016 race, including possible ties between Russia and President Trump’s election campaign.

Rice has become a major target of Republicans this year, with many accusing her of improperly handled classified intelligence reports.

Trump has criticized Rice for allegations she revealed the names of aides from his presidential transition team in intelligence reports, a practice known as “unmasking.”

The allegations against Rice argue that Obama administration officials were seeking to publicize damaging information about Trump’s campaign.

Rice has denied any wrongdoing, dismissing the allegations against her during an April interview with MSNBC.

“The allegation is that somehow the Obama administration officials utilized intelligence for political purposes,” she said. “That’s absolutely false.”

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