Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice abruptly canceled her meeting with a House committee investigating allegations that she illegally “unmasked” President Trump’s associates, Fox News reports.
Rice was expected to be grilled on the issue after President Trump accused her of committing a crime by requesting that intel agents disclose the names of Trump associates picked up by wiretaps.
Rice was scheduled to give a closed-door testimony to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Tuesday.
Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan told Fox News that he just wants to ask Rice a simple questions: “Did you unmask the names and if so why?”
Jordan added that he wanted to get the truth on the Obama Administration’s lies following the Benghazi attack in 2012, Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, and James Comey’s disclosure of classified information to retaliate against Trump for firing him.
More, via Fox News:
Rice told PBS in March that she “knew nothing” about the unmasking of Trump associates.
She later acknowledged having occasionally sought the identities of Trump associates who communicated with foreigners, a process known as “unmasking” in the intelligence community. But she later told MSNBC, “I leaked nothing to nobody.”
Among those reportedly unmasked was Michael Flynn, Trump’s national security adviser until undisclosed conversations with Russian ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak led to his resignation in February.