The Senate Judiciary Committee recently obtained an email from former national-security adviser Susan Rice memorializing a January 2017 meeting she had with former President Barack Obama and top intelligence officials to discuss Russia’s interference in the 2016 US election.
According to the email, Obama said he wanted “to be sure that, as we engage with the incoming team, we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason that we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia.”
Republican lawmakers said the email raised new questions about Obama’s alleged interference in the FBI’s work.
But legal analysts said that rather than being proof of wrongdoing, the memo highlighted how seriously the previous administration took Russia’s election-meddling and question of Trump-Russia collusion.
Senate Judiciary Committee members Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham have set their sights on former national-security adviser Susan Rice as they scrutinize whether senior government officials acted improperly amid the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
According to an email from Rice that Grassley and Graham cited in a letter they sent her last week, former President Barack Obama suggested in early January 2017 that intelligence officials be cautious when sharing information related to …read more
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