Ex-Trump Associate to Testify Before House Intel Committee on Russia Probe

Center for American Progress Action Fund President & CEO John Podesta speaks at the National Clean Energy Summit 2.0 at The Cox Pavillion in Las Vegas

Hillary Clinton's former campaign chairman met Tuesday with a House committee investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. Podesta stopped and commented briefly.

"They asked me to come forward to give to the best of my knowledge what I knew about that, and I was happy to cooperate with the committee in their investigation of Russian Federation interference with the democratic process in the United States", Podesta told reporters in the Capitol after the meeting.

Stone wanted his testimony out in the open and had even gone on the record saying he'd refuse to testify privately, but in the end, his hatred of John Podesta won out.

While President Donald Trump has previously declined to name Russian Federation as responsible for election meddling, in recent days he has referred to Russian Federation in criticizing the Obama administration's response to the hack.

One of the focus' of the committee's investigation is the hacking of Podesta's personal email account.

"Roger Stone has been maligned by innuendo and misinformation regarding all of the events surrounding this investigation, " Buschel wrote in the statement on Tuesday.

Indian PM Modi visits Portugal on trip to meet with Trump
Such a sale of sensitive military hardware must be authorized by the State Department before being sent to Congress for review. The briefing was the first substantive elaboration by the Trump administration of its India policy and the way forward.

You don't have to be a conspiracy-monger to believe that there is more to the Obama administration's lack of response to Russian hacking than has been revealed to date.

Stone split with Trump's campaign back in 2015, but warned the public about an October surprise about Hillary Clinton before Podesta's emails were leaked, suggesting he had forewarning.

He will testify before the same body - the House Intelligence Committee - that is investigating Trump associates' ties to Russian Federation, the country suspected of assisting WikiLeaks's email hack. After the Washington Post reported on the Obama administration's internal deliberations about how to respond evidence of Russian Federation meddling, Trump said in a Fox News interview that Obama "did nothing" about Russian Federation.

After reports by The Washington Post, Democrats have criticized former President Barack Obama for not doing more about the Russian attempt to influence the presidential campaign.

Roger Stone, a long-time adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, will appear before the House Intelligence Committee on July 24, reports say.

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