Senate Intel Committee sets hearing on Russian election interference
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The Senate Intelligence Committee has scheduled a hearing for March 30 on Russian interference in the election, the leaders of the panel said Friday.

The hearing will be titled, Disinformation: A Primer in Russian Active Measures and Influence Campaigns, according to a statement from Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrJuan Williams: The shame of Trump's enablers Five takeaways from the social media hearings Overnight Tech: Senators demand tech firms do more on Russian meddling | House Intel releases Russian-promoted ads | Apple CEO says 'fake news' bigger threat than ads | Ex-Yahoo CEO, Equifax execs to testify on breaches MORE (R-N.C.) and Ranking Democrat Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerBipartisan group of lawmakers aim to reform US sugar program The Hill interview — DNC chief: I came here to win elections Virginia's governor race: What to watch for MORE (Va.).

The hearing will include two panels. The first, meeting at 10 a.m., will examine the "history and characteristics" of information campaigns by Russia. The second panel, which examines the "role and capabilities of cyber operations," will meet at 2 p.m.

The intelligence community publicly blamed Russia for hacks of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) last year and suggested the attacks were carried out to help President Trump win.

Moscow has denied any involvement in the hacking campaign.

Trump has been dismissive of the intelligence community's conclusions, mostly casting blame on the DNC for poor security practices.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers have advocated a thorough investigation of possible interference.