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Longtime Trump assistant to be interviewed in House Russia probe: report

Longtime Trump assistant to be interviewed in House Russia probe: report
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President TrumpDonald TrumpFranklin Graham says Trump comeback would 'be a very tough thing to do' Man suspected in wife's disappearance accused of casting her ballot for Trump Stefanik: Cheney is 'looking backwards' MORE's longtime assistant and senior vice president of the Trump Organization Rhona Graff is set to be interviewed by members of the House Intelligence Committee on Friday, according to NBC News. 

While the committee's past interviews have been held at the Capitol in Washington by elected members of the committee, only a "handful" of lawmakers will take part in the interview at an unknown location in New York, according to NBC News. 

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The report comes after Democratic lawmakers departed Washington on Thursday for the holidays. 

House Democrats on the committee have expressed a growing concern in recent days about the direction of the probe under House Republicans. 

The committee's ranking Democrat, Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSunday shows - Cheney removal, CDC guidance reverberate Schiff: Biden administration needs to 'push harder' to stop violence in Mideast Sunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans MORE (Calif.), has voiced his concerns that Republicans on the committee are looking to wrap up the probe early. 

Schiff accused the committee's chairman, Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesSunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans Stefanik shake-up jump-starts early jockeying for committee posts McCarthy unveils House GOP task forces, chairs MORE (R-Calif.), of "doing the work of the White House" in an interview on Thursday. 

House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi28 Senate Democrats sign statement urging Israel-Hamas ceasefire Lawmakers bicker over how to go after tax cheats House Republican: 'Absolutely bogus' for GOP to downplay Jan. 6 MORE (D-Calif.) voiced her concerns about the probe under Republican leadership in a letter to Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanBiden's relationship with top House Republican is frosty The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - Facebook upholds Trump ban; GOP leaders back Stefanik to replace Cheney Budowsky: Liz Cheney vs. conservatives in name only MORE (R-Wis.) on Thursday. 

"Political haste must not cut short valid investigatory threads. Key questions about foreign interference in our elections remain, and must be thoroughly investigated," Pelosi wrote. 

Ryan's spokeswoman issued a statement earlier this year saying the probe would continue. 

"The House Permanent Select Committee on Investigation is conducting a thorough and professional investigation into Russian meddling and is following the facts wherever they may lead," AshLee Strong said.