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 BurrTop North Carolina newspapers editorial board to GOP: 'Are you OK with a racist president?' Hillicon Valley: Senate bill would force companies to disclose value of user data | Waters to hold hearing on Facebook cryptocurrency | GOP divided on election security bills | US tracking Russian, Iranian social media campaigns GOP senators divided over approach to election security MORE (R-N.C.) and Ranking Democrat Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerSenators unload on Facebook cryptocurrency at hearing Lawmakers introduce bill to block U.S. companies from doing business with Huawei Trump nominees meet fiercest opposition from Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand 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.