Investigators looking into possible Russia collusion with pro-Trump websites: report

Investigators looking into possible Russia collusion with pro-Trump websites: report

Investigators are reportedly looking into whether there was coordination between Russia and pro-Trump websites during the 2016 presidential election.

The Guardian reported investigators are trying to find out if there was any coordination between Moscow and pro-Trump or far-right websites regarding the publication of fake news.

That includes stories targeting 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonO’Rourke heading to Wisconsin amid 2020 speculation The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Lawmakers scramble as shutdown deadline nears Exclusive: Biden almost certain to enter 2020 race MORE.

A report last month said Brad Parscale, the digital director of President Trump's 2016 campaign, was expected to be invited to speak with the House Intelligence Committee.

Parscale oversaw online advertising and voter targeting for Trump's campaign.

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Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Lawmakers scramble as shutdown deadline nears Steel lobby's PR blitz can't paper over damaging effects of tariffs Drama hits Senate Intel panel’s Russia inquiry MORE (Va.), the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said at least 1,000 “paid internet trolls working out of a facility in Russia” were working to spread fake news about Clinton. 

There are currently multiple investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race. 

Trump in the past has decried the Russia probe, blasting it as a "witch hunt" in multiple tweets.

Late last month, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump believes Russia was "probably" behind election-related hacking last year but thinks other nations were possibly involved as well.