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    Former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice held a meeting with US Senate Intelligence Committee investigators on Friday to discuss Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential elections, US media reported.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The meeting took place behind closed doors, CNN reported on Friday, citing a US official.

    Rice’s spokesperson Erin Pelton stated that the former adviser met with the committee voluntarily as part of its bipartisan investigation, according to the media outlet.

    In the end of June, US media reported that Rice agreed to a closed interview with the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee in connection with its investigation into the matter.

    In May, the House Intelligence Committee issued seven subpoenas, including three on why names of President Donald Trump's associates were un-redacted or "unmasked" by the Obama administration. One of those subpoenas went to Rice, according to media reports.

    Republicans on the Intelligence Committee have questioned whether the unmasking of Trump’s associates was politically-motivated.

    Rice has previously denied accusations that she was trying to politicize intelligence and claimed that she issued requests to unmask names in intelligence reports for work purposes.

    Russian officials have repeatedly denied having intended to or interfere in the US election and domestic affairs. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has dismissed allegations of collusion with the Trump campaign, saying Russia had no contacts with it.

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