Among other things, the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on Russian election interference and New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt’s book on the Russia investigation shed light on U.S. Attorney John Durham’s ongoing probe.
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The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations published a report on June 9 on “Threats to U.S. Networks: Oversight of Chinese Government-Owned Carriers.” What's in the document?
The numerous layers of this crisis to which Congress must respond grow daily, and some have more barriers to bipartisanship than others.
Representative John Ratcliffe testified before the Senate Select Intelligence Committee as a part of his nomination for the position of Director of National Intelligence. Ratcliffe was asked about his views on Russian interference, about the threat posed by North Korea, about how he would handle a variety of issues posed by the coronavirus pandemic and much more. The hearing was fairly substantive but did include some meanderings and grandstanding.
Document: Senate Intelligence Committee Releases Third Volume of Russian Election Interference Report
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has released the third volume of its report on Russian election interference, examining the government response to Russian activities. The committee's full report can be found here and below.
The criminality alleged in this story is—if true—unsubtle and unambiguous, directly related to the president’s conduct as president and concerning matters of great import.
On Monday, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence made public two reports on the Internet Research Agency (IRA), the organization that the Special Counsel's Office charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States. The full reports can be read at these links and below.
Last week, on our feed at Foreign Policy, we gave seven takeaways from the press conference on the Russia investigation that Sens. Richard Burr and Mark Warner, the heads of the Senate intelligence committee, gave last Wednesday. The piece begins:
On Sunday night, the Wall Street Journal broke a story that U.S. counterintelligence officials “had investigated” the communications of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn as part of a counterintelligence inquiry.
The Senate Intelligence Committee is currently holding an open hearing on "Russian Intelligence Activities," featuring testimony by DNI James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan, NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers, and FBI Director James Comey. Video of the hearing is available here.