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: Tech tries to stop spread of New Zealand shooting video | Booker says big tech must do more to combat online hate | US allies drawn into Huawei fight | O'Rourke not 'proud' of being in hacking group as teenager Escalating battle with Huawei ensnares US allies Overnight Energy: Solar installations dropped in 2018 | UN report says rising Arctic temperatures 'locked in' | Fiat Chrysler to recall 850K vehicles 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 TrumpWarren: 'White supremacists pose a threat to the United States like any other terrorist group' National Enquirer paid 0,000 for Bezos texts: report Santorum: Trump should 'send emails to a therapist' instead of tweeting 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 SchultzGOP turns Venezuela into Florida attack line Dem lawmakers unveil Journalist Protection Act amid Trump attacks on media Trump's emergency declaration looms over Pentagon funding fight 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