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Senate Intell Committee to Investigate Scope of Russian Interference

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-Virginia) plan to launch an inquiry into the scope of Russian intelligence efforts that have affected the U.S.

Burr and Warner said in a joint statement published Friday the panel will review any information that potentially supports a U.S. intelligence community’s assessment of Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

The committee also plans to investigate counterintelligence concerns about Russia and persons associated with political campaigns as well as Russian activity in cyberspace and other “active measures” that targeted the U.S.

The bipartisan inquiry will also include interviews of outgoing and incoming senior government officials and the panel expects to produce unclassified and classified reports on the findings of its investigation, Burr and Warner added.

Both senators said the Director of National Intelligence assured that the IC will support the committee’s requests for information concerning the inquiry.

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