The House Intelligence Committee is asking former Obama administration officials to testify in its first open hearing this month as part of the panel’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Those being asked to testify March 20 include former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who was fired by President Donald Trump in January after refusing to defend his travel ban executive order in court. FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers were also asked to testify.
House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) told reporters the witnesses were being asked to testify willingly and that he did not plan to issue subpoenas at this point.
He also said the invite list could be expanded.
The Intelligence panel is conducting a wide-ranging investigation that will include looking into contacts between Russian officials and the Trump campaign.
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