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Fri Jan 5, 2018, 08:25 PM

Senate's Trump-Russia probe not close to ending: top Democrat

Source: Reuters


Senate's Trump-Russia probe not close to ending: top Democrat

Mark Hosenball, Warren Strobel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Intelligence Committee probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election is nowhere near over, as lawmakers probe issues including a June 2016 meeting between top aides to then-Republican candidate Donald Trump and a Russian lawyer, the panel’s top Democrat indicated on Friday.

Senator Mark Warner said committee staff have interviewed everyone at the meeting, where President Trump’s son Donald Jr. expected to be given derogatory information about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, with the exception of “one or two individuals who are Russian.”

“But I feel very strongly that you can‘t, you could never conclude without the senators themselves being able to talk to the principals involved,” Warner said. “We have not gotten there yet.”

Warner, in an interview with Reuters, said the Senate investigation has made progress on several fronts.

It has, he said, “re-validated” a Jan. 6, 2017, U.S. intelligence assessment that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign aimed at the 2016 presidential election, with the goal of undermining Americans’ trust in their institutions and denigrating Clinton.


Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-warner/senates-trump-russia-probe-not-close-to-ending-top-democrat-idUSKBN1EU25C

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Fri Jan 5, 2018, 08:57 PM

1. Senate Intelligence Committee may be last bastion of sanity

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