U.S. lawmakers to meet to discuss Russia probe: White House
Posted On August 15, 2021
The Latest on the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia investigation (all times local):5:30 p.m.
The Senate Intelligence panel is expected to begin its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s guilty plea and possible ties to the Russian government.
Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and his associate Rick Gates pleaded guilty in July to a charge of conspiring to launder money from Ukraine.
They face up to five years in prison if convicted.
The Senate panel is also expected to hold closed-door sessions with top lawmakers.
Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan are expected to meet with the panel in closed-doors and are expected, if confirmed, to discuss the Russia investigation.
The panel is scheduled to hold two hearings in its new two-week session.
Thursday’s hearing will begin at noon ET with a briefing by the acting director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe.
McCabe will testify about the investigation.
Thursday will see testimony from White House counsel Ty Cobb, deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes and former acting attorney general Sally Yates.
The senators will also meet with Trump’s deputy national campaign chairman, David Bossie.
The group is expected also to hear from FBI Director Christopher Wray, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.