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Sat Jan 14, 2017, 01:01 PM

Senate intelligence committee to question Trump team on links with Russia

LBN thread: Burr says Intel panel will investigate possible Russia-Trump links


Source: The Guardian

Senate intelligence committee to question Trump team on links with Russia

• Chairman says panel will use ‘subpoenas if necessary’ to force testimony
• Moscow accused of collusion with Trump team and of cyber-crimes

Lauren Gambino and Julian Borger in Washington, and Spencer Ackerman in New York
Saturday 14 January 2017 16.50 GMT

The Senate intelligence committee plans to interview senior figures in the incoming Trump administration as part of its inquiry into alleged Russian hacking during the US election, its chairman said on Friday.

The announcement, one week before Donald Trump assumes the presidency, comes amid a bitter row between him and the US intelligence agencies he will soon lead.

Only yesterday the committee chairman Richard Burr, a Republican, had told reporters that connections between the president-elect and Moscow would be outside the remit of his committee’s ongoing investigation into Russia’s alleged attempts to influence the election through hacking and other cyberattacks.

But Burr – in a statement issued jointly with the panel’s top Democrat, Mark Warner – said the committee would use “subpoenas if necessary” to force Trump’s team, as well as officials from the Obama administration, to testify.

“As part of the Senate select committee on intelligence’s oversight responsibilities, we believe that it is critical to have a full understanding of the scope of Russian intelligence activities impacting the United States,” the statement said.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/13/senate-intelligence-committee-trump-aides-russia-links

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Sat Jan 14, 2017, 01:06 PM

1. Anyone got a clue as to when they get the show on the road?

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