House panel interviews Podesta after Trump dossier revelation

House panel interviews Podesta after Trump dossier revelation
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The House Intelligence Committee on Monday afternoon interviewed John Podesta in a return appearance for the former Clinton campaign chairman, according to Rep. Mike ConawayKenneth (Mike) Michael ConawayHillicon Valley: New FTC chief eyes shake up of tech regulation | Lawmakers target Google, Huawei partnership | Microsoft employees voice anger over ICE contract Lawmakers urge Google to drop partnership with Chinese phone maker Huawei Hillicon Valley: Deal reached on ZTE, but lawmakers look to block it | New encryption bill | Dems push Ryan for net neutrality vote | Google vows it won't use AI for weapons MORE (R-Texas). 

The committee was "following up on questions we had as a result of subsequent revelations with respect to Fusion and Glenn Simpson," Conaway said, an apparent reference to the recent disclosure that Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) helped fund a controversial dossier of opposition research into then-candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP lawmakers preparing to vote on bill allowing migrant children to be detained longer than 20 days: report Wasserman Schultz: Infants separated from their parents are in Florida immigrant shelters Ex-White House ethics chief: Sarah Sanders tweet violates ethics laws MORE

Podesta "answered all our questions," Conaway said, but declined to comment further. 

Podesta has, in the past, been of interest to the committee over the hack of his personal email account by suspected Russian operatives. 

The contents were later released in batches on the anti-secrecy platform WikiLeaks in the lead-up to the Nov. 8 election, a steady drip-drip-drip of minor revelations that were politically damaging to Clinton.

His previous closed-door testimony took place in June. 

Podesta and former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman SchultzDeborah (Debbie) Wasserman SchultzWasserman Schultz: Infants separated from their parents are in Florida immigrant shelters Florida lawmakers blocked from entering facility holding migrant children Trump: Don't let Dems' IT worker, Wasserman Schultz 'off the hook' MORE (Fla.) have both privately denied to congressional Russia investigators that they had any knowledge about the arrangement, brokered by the DNC's law firm, to pay for the opposition research into Trump, according to CNN