On Wednesday, Susan Rice, the former National Security Adviser under President Obama declined a request from Senator Lindsey Graham to participate in a hearing on Russian interference in the election.
The following letter was obtained by CNN from Susan Rice’s lawyer and outlines Rice’s reasons for not showing up. The letter was addressed to Sen. Graham and Sen. Whitehouse.
Here is what CNN had to say:
“Rice considered the invitation a “diversionary play” to distract attention from the investigation into Russian election interference, including contacts between Trump allies and Russians during the campaign, the source said.”