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House panel interviews Podesta after Trump dossier revelation

Greg Nash

The House Intelligence Committee on Monday afternoon interviewed John Podesta in a return appearance for the former Clinton campaign chairman, according to Rep. Mike Conaway (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 Trump. 

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 Schultz (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

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