House Intelligence Committee’s Russia Investigation Has Reached A Turning Point

House Intelligence investigators have wrapped up their interviews pertaining to the panel’s investigation into alleged Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential election, the Wall Street Journalreports.  The House Intelligence Committee has finished interviewing witnesses in its yearlong probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to a person familiar with the matter, signaling the end is near of a contentious investigation that has revealed deep partisan divisions on the panel.

The Republican-run committee is now preparing to write a report based on the testimony of dozens of witnesses and thousands of pages of documents. The panel has interviewed more than 50 individuals, the last of whom was Corey Lewandowski, the former manager of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, who testified last week. The panel didn’t interview the president, but it did call many of his closest aides and confidants over the course of the investigation, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner, his son Donald Trump Jr. and his former senior strategist Steve Bannon.

News of the panel having wrapped up its interviews come amid reports that Nunes has expanded his probe to include various former Obama officials. the House Intel Committee issued letters to a dozen former Obama administration officials on Friday. One of the former Obama officials who received the questionnaire from Nunes happens to be the wife of a Fusion GPS employee.


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