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 ClintonCountering the ongoing Republican delusion Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves Poll: Democracy is under attack, and more violence may be the future 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.


Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerFive Senate Democrats reportedly opposed to Biden banking nominee The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - House to vote on Biden social spending bill after McCarthy delay Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by Boeing — US mulls Afghan evacuees' future 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.