House intel panel moves ahead with Russian hacking probe

House intel panel moves ahead with Russian hacking probe
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The House Intelligence Committee is moving forward with its probe into Russian interference in the U.S. election, committee leaders said in a statement issued Wednesday.

The committee has begun to receive documents, Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and Ranking Member Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSchiff: Surveillance warrant docs show that Nunes memo 'misrepresented and distorted these applications' Sunday shows preview: Questions linger over Trump-Putin summit Obama, Bush veterans dismiss Trump-Putin interpreter subpoena MORE (D-Calif.) said, adding that they expect “prompt” replies to further requests for information.

“It will not be adequate to review these documents, expected to be in the thousands of pages, at the agencies,” they warned. “They should be delivered to the House Intelligence Committee to provide members adequate time to examine their content.”

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The bipartisan probe — which the committee says is a continuation of work it has tackled for years — is targeted at both the Russian attempt to influence the election and “any intelligence regarding links between Russia and individuals associated with political campaigns.”

The Senate Intelligence Committee also announced this week that it is moving forward with its probe into the 2016 election.

That investigation will also examine whether any campaign officials had contact with Russia during the course of the election.

The statements come as the FBI and five other agencies are reportedly investigating if Russia secretly helped President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff: Surveillance warrant docs show that Nunes memo 'misrepresented and distorted these applications' Chicago detention facility under investigation following allegations of abuse of migrant children Ex-Trump aide: Surveillance warrants are 'complete ignorance' and 'insanity' MORE win the election.

The Kremlin has consistently denied all U.S. allegations, calling them false and unsubstantiated.