Russia Invesigators Quiz Democrat John Podesta Over Election Meddling Claims

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Stone predicted last summer on Twitter that there would be an October surprise that would disrupt Clinton's campaign, and he even suggested Podesta would face scandal shortly before the Democrat's emails started surfacing on WikiLeaks. What will we hear?

Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign chairman, John Podesta, traveled to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to meet with House investigators digging into Russia's efforts to alter the 2016 elections.

Podesta did not respond to a request for comment later, according to the report.

Podesta told reporters after the meeting he was "happy to cooperate" with the committee's investigation.

While President Donald Trump has previously declined to name Russian Federation as responsible for election meddling, in recent days he has referred to Russian Federation in criticizing the Obama administration's response to the hack. He accused Obama of having "colluded or obstructed", without providing evidence.

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In several interviews since the House Intelligence Committee opened its aforementioned probe, Stone has remained insistent that there wasn't even contact between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Podesta also defended the Obama administration's response, saying that they were "dealing with an unprecedented. weaponization of the fruits of Russian cyber activity, and I think they were trying to make the best judgments they could on behalf of the American people".

The hacking of Podesta's personal email account and the release of those emails by WikiLeaks during the late stages of the campaign is one focus of the committee's investigation. The committee is now investigating Russia's interference in the USA election in 2016 and possible ties to Trump associates.

Stone has strongly denied any notion that he or others in the Trump campaign may have colluded with Russian Federation in its interference in the election. The emails were then posted online and used to embarrass Clinton, including by Trump, who frequently used their content as political ammunition.

The House panel began bringing in witnesses for interviews this week, and a few more are expected before lawmakers leave Washington by Friday for their weeklong July 4 holiday recess.

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