Saturday, January 14, 2017
Senate Opens Probe into Trump Team Ties to Russia
At CitizenSlant --
The Senate Intelligence Committee officially announced on Friday that it is launching a bipartisan inquiry into Russian intelligence activities.
The probe will look into the Russian hacking of U.S. elections including whether President-elect Donald Trump’s team or surrogates were in contact with Moscow. It will also include
“Counterintelligence concerns related to Russia and the 2016 U.S. election, including any intelligence regarding links between Russia and individuals associated with political campaigns,” according to a statement.
“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,” Committee Chair North Carolina Senator Richard Burr said in a joint statement with ranking member Virginia Senator Mark Warner, just one day after Burr had said that no such topic would be included in his committee’s investigation.