House Takes Step Forward on Russia Meddling Probe

First hearing scheduled for March 20
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 7, 2017 5:49 PM CST
House Takes Step Forward on Russia Meddling Probe
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes announces he will hold an open hearing on March 20 to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 7, 2017.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The House is moving forward with an investigation into Russia's alleged attempts to tamper with the US election, scheduling the first public hearing on the matter for March 20, Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes announced. FBI Director James Comey, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers, former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and former Attorney General Sally Yates have been invited to testify, CNN reports.

Nunes also told reporters he has not seen any evidence to support President Trump's accusation that Obama wiretapped him, but that his panel will investigate the allegations, Reuters reports. On the Senate side, Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr told CNN Tuesday that he was not ruling out the possibility his panel would also look into Trump's allegations. "We're going to go anywhere there is intelligence or facts that send us," he said. "So I'm not going to limit it one way or the other. But we don't have anything today that would send us in that direction, but that's not to say that we might not find something." (More Russia stories.)

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