Feinstein Says Rice Reconsider Testifying before A Senate Panel

Feinstein Says Rice Reconsider Testifying before A Senate Panel

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, said Wednesday that Susan Rice, a National Security Adviser under former President Obama, should rethink her decision not to testify in front of a Senate Panel.

“I think she ought to consider it,” Feinstein, the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said during an appearance on MSNBC.

“She has gone public. I saw her on Fareed’s show Sunday. I saw her today,” Feinstein said.

A lawyer wrote a letter to Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-SC, and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI, on Wednesday that Rice would not plan to appear before the panel.

Feinstein didn’t fully buy the argument.

“I’ve never heard that it has to be a bipartisan letter – this is sort of a new criteria,” she said.

“She’s certainly within her rights of saying, ‘I’m now retired, I’m not going to do it,’ Feinstein said. “But because she went forward and did press, I would hope she would consider doing it.”

via The Hill

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