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 John TrumpChasten Buttigieg: 'I've been dealing with the likes of Rush Limbaugh my entire life' Lawmakers paint different pictures of Trump's 'opportunity zone' program We must not turn our heads from the effects of traumatic brain injuries 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. 


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 SchiffGraham: Trump has 'all the legal authority in the world' to pardon Stone Roger Stone sentenced to over three years in prison Top intelligence community lawyer leaving position 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 NunesOvernight Energy: Trump signs order to divert water to California farmers | EPA proposes new rollback to Obama coal ash rules | Green group ranks Bloomberg, Klobuchar last in climate plans Trump signs order diverting water to California farmers against state wishes California newspaper says it was excluded from event with Nunes, Bernhardt MORE (R-Calif.), of "doing the work of the White House" in an interview on Thursday. 

House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBloomberg faces criticism for tweet showing altered debate moment Trump knocks Democrats at rally: Bloomberg 'getting pounded' Biden earns endorsement from former House impeachment manager MORE (D-Calif.) voiced her concerns about the probe under Republican leadership in a letter to Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanOn The Trail: Democrats plan to hammer Trump on Social Security, Medicare Paul Ryan says Biden likely won't get Democratic nomination Judd Gregg: Honey, I Shrunk The Party 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.