Trump digital director to meet with House Intelligence Committee

Trump digital director to meet with House Intelligence Committee

The data and digital director for Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden, Sanders lead field in Iowa poll The Memo: Cohen fans flames around Trump Memo Comey used to brief Trump on dossier released: report MORE's 2016 presidential campaign announced Friday that he has accepted a request to speak before the House Intelligence Committee later this month as part of its ongoing investigation into Russian election interference.

Brad Parscale tweeted a statement Friday saying that he is "unaware of any Russian involvement" in data and digital operations during Trump's bid for president, but said he would meet for a voluntary interview with the committee.

"The only collaboration I am aware of in the Trump digital campaign was with staff provided to the campaign by Facebook, Google and Twitter," Parscale said in his statement. "Those experts in digital marketing worked side-by-side with out teams from Giles-Parscale, the Republican National Committee and Cambridge Analytica to run a professional and winning campaign."


"I have accepted a request from the House Intelligence Committee to meet with them for a voluntary interview, and I look forward to sharing with them everything I know," he concluded.

Committee members have said that they plan to look into the use of "fake news" and whether the Trump campaign helped distribute such information.

“We are very interested in finding out whether there was an effort to make use of data analytics — whether there was Russian funding or support for that, or Russian assistance in any way with gathering data that could be used by the campaign or any associates of the campaign,” top Intelligence Committee Democrat Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffOn The Money: Trump leaves GOP in turmoil with shutdown looming | Trump names Mulvaney acting chief of staff | China agrees to 3-month freeze of auto tariffs | Dem to seek Deutsche Bank records of Trump's personal finances Schiff plans to obtain Deutsche Bank records of Trump's personal finances The Hill's Morning Report — Trump maintains his innocence amid mounting controversies MORE (Calif.) said last month in an interview on MSNBC.

United States intelligence officials have determined that Russia attempted to meddle in the election through hacks of the Democratic National Committee and the spread of "fake news."