US House Intelligence Committee To Hold 2 Hearings On Russia Probe Next Week - Statement

US House Intelligence Committee to Hold 2 Hearings on Russia Probe Next Week - Statement

US lawmakers will host two public hearings as part of Congress' ongoing investigation into allegations of Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said in a news release on Thursday

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 21st March, 2019) US lawmakers will host two public hearings as part of Congress' ongoing investigation into allegations of Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said in a news release on Thursday.

"Next week, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will hold two public even as part of its investigation into Russian influence during and after the 2016 election campaign," the release said.

On March 27, Russia-born businessman Felix Sater is scheduled to testify before the Intelligence Committee about his business ventures with the Trump Organization and the Trump Tower Moscow project, the release said.

A day later, the Intelligence Committee will hold a hearing dubbed "Putin's Playbook: The Kremlin's Use of Oligarchs, Money and Intelligence in 2016 and Beyond." The hearing will feature former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, former CIA Chief of Russian Operations Steven Hall and Center for Strategic and International Studies Senior Vice President Heather Conley, the release added.

The Intelligence Committee in 2018 carried out an investigation into the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia and issued a final report stating that no evidence had been found to support the allegations.

Ever since Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential race, the United States has accused Russia of meddling in the US presidential election in order to influence the results of the vote in favor of Trump. The United States has claimed that Moscow tried to influence voters via social media and hacked email accounts of the US Democratic Party.

Russia has repeatedly refuted the allegations, arguing that they had never been substantiated and insisting that Moscow does not interfere in the internal affairs of other countries. Russian officials said the allegations had been made up to excuse the loss of Trump's election opponent as well as to deflect public attention from actual instances of election fraud and corruption.

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