WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) issued the following statement after Susan Rice declined his invitation to testify before the upcoming Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing.
Former Acting Attorney General (AG) Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper will testify before the subcommittee.
“Monday’s hearing will involve former Acting AG Sally Yates and former DNI James Clapper. We’ll be asking about their knowledge of Russia’s involvement in our election. This is the first time former Acting AG Yates will testify before Congress.
“Susan Rice has declined to come before the committee. During a press interview, she denied improperly unmasking the names of American citizens who were surveilled as part of incidental collection. Media reports suggest otherwise.
“At an appropriate time, I expect we will continue down this path. I hope Ms. Rice will come before the committee – and not just the press.”