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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 ConawayEx-Rep. Mike Conaway, former aide launch lobbying firm Thompson named top Republican on Agriculture Bottom line 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 TrumpUS, South Korea reach agreement on cost-sharing for troops Graham: Trump can make GOP bigger, stronger, or he 'could destroy it' Biden nominates female generals whose promotions were reportedly delayed under Trump MORE

Podesta "answered all our questions," Conaway said, but declined to comment further. 

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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 SchultzDeSantis threatens to divert vaccines from communities criticizing distribution Lobbying world Democrats urge Biden FDA to drop in-person rule for abortion pill 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