Trump on Susan Rice not testifying: 'Not good!'

Trump on Susan Rice not testifying: 'Not good!'

President Trump on Thursday criticized Susan Rice for refusing to testify before a Senate subcommittee about alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race.

"Susan Rice, the former National Security Advisor to President Obama, is refusing to testify before a Senate Subcommittee next week on........allegations of unmasking Trump transition officials," the president tweeted.

"Not good!"
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Rice, a national security adviser under former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaMomentum growing among Republicans for Supreme Court vote before Election Day Warning signs flash for Lindsey Graham in South Carolina Majority of voters say Trump should not nominate a Supreme Court justice: poll MORE, declined an invitation from Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamMomentum growing among Republicans for Supreme Court vote before Election Day Video of Lindsey Graham arguing against nominating a Supreme Court justice in an election year goes viral Warning signs flash for Lindsey Graham in South Carolina MORE (R-S.C.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on crime and terrorism.

According to a letter sent by her lawyer, Rice refused to testify because the senior Democrat on the subcommittee was not involved in the invitation.

“Senator [Sheldon] Whitehouse [D-R.I.] has informed us by letter that he did not agree to Chairman Graham’s invitation to Ambassador Rice, a significant departure from the bipartisan investigations extended to other witnesses,” Rice’s lawyer, Kathryn Ruemmler, wrote in the letter, which was obtained by CNN.

“Under these circumstances, Ambassador Rice respectfully declines Senator Graham’s invitation to testify.”

Last month, the president accused Rice of improperly unmasking U.S. citizens, specifically members of his campaign, caught up in incidental surveillance of foreign agents.