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Ex-Clinton campaign chief Podesta speaks with Senate Intelligence

Ex-Clinton campaign chief Podesta speaks with Senate Intelligence
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWoman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Trump: CNN, MSNBC 'got scammed' into covering Russian-organized rally Pennsylvania Democrats set to win big with new district map MORE's former campaign manager, John Podesta, spoke behind closed doors on Monday with Senate Intelligence Committee staff members.

No members attended the interview. 

The committee is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race, including any possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow. 
 
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Podesta's personal email account was hacked and the contents released by WikiLeaks, which the U.S. intelligence community believes received the information from the Russian government as part of its bid to swing the election in President Trump's favor. 
 
The drip-drip of minor revelations contained in the cache of emails stolen from Podesta was politically damaging to Clinton in the run-up to Election Day. 

Podesta has previously testified in the House Intelligence Committee's probe into the Kremlin's election meddling, a closed-door interview in which he indicated that he offered what information he had on the Russian hacking campaign.

According to The New York Times, the hack may have been caused by a typo. 

Last March, Podesta received an email that purported to be from Google saying hackers had tried to infiltrate his Gmail account. The email was in fact a phishing scam designed to reveal Podesta’s password to hackers. 

When an aide emailed the campaign’s IT staff to ask if the notice was real, Clinton campaign aide Charles Delavan mistakenly replied that it was “a legitimate email" and that Podesta should “change his password immediately.”

Delavan told the Times he had intended to type "illegitimate" — inadvertently instructing the aide to click on the fraudulent email and giving the attackers access to the account. 

Soon after, WikiLeaks began releasing 10 years of his emails.
 
—Updated at 4:18 p.m. Joe Uchill contributed.