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Rice to have closed-door meeting with House Intelligence panel: report

 Rice to have closed-door meeting with House Intelligence panel: report
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Former national security adviser Susan Rice has agreed to meet with the House Intelligence Committee sometime next month as it continues to look into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, CNN reported Thursday.

Rice, who served in the Obama administration, has become a target for GOP lawmakers who say she mishandled classified intelligence documents.

President Trump and other top Republicans have pointed to allegations that Rice revealed the names of Trump transition team associates in intelligence reports in an attempt to leak negative information about the Trump campaign.

Rice has repeatedly denied the allegations.

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"Ambassador Rice is cooperating with bipartisan Russia investigations conducted by the Intelligence Committees as she said she would," spokesman Erin Pelton said in a statement to The Hill.

Rice was on a witness list agreed to by both parties.

Rice will be another high-profile witness to be interviewed after fired FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence panel earlier this month.

Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerWhite House advisers huddle with Senate moderates on infrastructure Biden risks break with progressives on infrastructure Centrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting MORE (D-Va.), the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, told CNN Thursday that the panel may need Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn to provide more records as their probe picks up.

"I think we may need more information,” the Democratic lawmaker said, referring to the files that the panel has already received from the two men.

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrBurr on 'unusual' Trump endorsement in NC Senate race: 'I can't tell you what motivates him' Centrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting Centrists gain leverage over progressives in Senate infrastructure battle MORE (R-N.C.) would reportedly not say when Rice or other high-profile Trump witnesses would meet with his panel.