Former Obama UN ambassador to meet with Senate Intelligence panel: report

Former Obama UN ambassador to meet with Senate Intelligence panel: report
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Samantha PowerSamantha Jane PowerFormer UN envoys urge Pompeo to restore funding for Palestinian aid agency Overnight Defense: White House 'strongly objects' to ZTE provision | Senate subpanel advances 5B Pentagon spending bill | New questions about VA pick Advocates urge Trump to extend protected status for Yemenis amid civil war MORE, former President Obama's ambassador to the United Nations is set to meet with congressional investigators on the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed session on Friday, according to a CNN report.

Senate investigators examining Russia's role in the 2016 presidential campaign and possible ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow have interviewed a slew of former Obama administration officials in recent weeks.

Obama's former national security adviser Susan Rice met with the intelligence panel last week, as did former chief of staff Denis McDonoughDenis Richard McDonoughLive coverage: Justice IG testifies before House on report criticizing FBI Ex-Obama chief of staff: Obama's Russia response was 'watered down' Former Obama officials launch advocacy group aimed at Trump's foreign policy MORE and James Clapper, Obama's former director of national intelligence.

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Ben Rhodes, Obama's former deputy national security adviser, was also reportedly interviewed by the panel on Tuesday. 

In addition to speaking with the Senate Intelligence Committee, CNN reported, Power has also agreed to meet with lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee, which is conducting its own investigation into Russian election meddling.

Spokespeople for the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee declined to confirm the panel's reported meeting with Power to The Hill.