Graham calls for Susan Rice to testify on unmasking allegations

Graham calls for Susan Rice to testify on unmasking allegations
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Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamThune endorses Herschel Walker in Georgia Senate race Pennsylvania Republican becomes latest COVID-19 breakthrough case in Congress McCain: Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner had 'no goddamn business' attending father's funeral MORE (R-S.C.) is reportedly calling on former national security adviser Susan Rice to testify before a Senate subcommittee next week regarding whether the Obama administration tried to "politicize intel" during the 2016 presidential election.

President Trump accused Rice last month of improperly unmasking American citizens caught up in incidental surveillance in an effort to implicate members of his campaign during probes into Russian meddling in the election. Rice denied those allegations in an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria over the weekend, saying she never did "anything that was untoward" with intelligence that she received. 

Graham, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee and chairs the subcommittee on crime and terrorism, said that, while it was clear that Russia interfered in the election, congressional investigators also need to get to the bottom of the allegations against Rice.



"I'd like to ask questions of her," Graham told CNN Tuesday. "I have seen press reports — I don't know how accurate they are — that she was involved in the unmasking of an American citizen who was incidentally surveilled."
"I believe Russia tried to interfere in our election," he added. "Did the Obama administration try to politicize intel? I don't know. I'd like to get the answer to both."
Graham signaled that he would not likely subpoena Rice to testify.
Congressional investigators in the Senate and House are conducting probes into Russia's efforts to influence the presidential election in favor of Trump, as well as potential ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow. The FBI is carrying out its own investigation into the matter.