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 ConawayIntel Dem decries White House 'gag order' after Bannon testimony Overnight Cybersecurity: Bipartisan bill aims to deter election interference | Russian hackers target Senate | House Intel panel subpoenas Bannon | DHS giving 'active defense' cyber tools to private sector Lawmakers push AT&T to stop working with Huawei: report 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 TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti 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 SchultzDems rail against Trump after global warming tweet Wasserman Schultz: Haitian community stronger and wiser than 'Trump will ever be' McCutcheon: Clinton's alleged 'collusion' is the real threat to democracy 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