Contacts between Trump's campaign and Russia to be investigated by House of Representative committee, - Reuters

The U.S. House of Representatives intelligence committee will investigate alleged collusion between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia.

This was announced by top Democrat on the panel Adam Schiff on Wednesday on MSNBC, Censor.NET reports citing Reuters.

"We have reached a written agreement, the minority and the majority in the House intelligence committee, that we will investigate allegations of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign," Schiff said.

Representative Devin Nunes, the Republican chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said on Monday U.S. intelligence officials had not yet presented the panel with evidence of contacts between Trump campaign staff and Russian intelligence. On Wednesday, Nunes told Fox News that the committee would receive a briefing from intelligence officials on Thursday.

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The committee, which has been probing contacts between Trump's campaign and Russia, said in a statement that Nunes and Schiff had agreed on a classified six-page document laying out the scope of their investigation.

It said one question they would seek to answer was whether the Russian actions included "links between Russia and individuals associated with political campaigns or any other U.S. Persons." The statement did not refer specifically to the Trump campaign.

Last year U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded that Russia tried to help Trump win the White House by discrediting Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her party through cyber attacks. President Barack Obama, a Democrat, expelled Russian diplomats in retaliation in December.

Trump has denied any of his associates had contacts with Moscow before last year's election and dismissed the controversy as a "scam" perpetrated by a hostile news media.

Moscow has denied the accusations.

Ранее американские спецслужбы пришли к выводам, что Россия помогала Трампу на выборах путем дискредитации кандидата от демократической партии Хиллари Клинтон с помощью кибератак. В связи с этим Президент Обама выдворил российских дипломатов из США в прошлом декабре.

Трамп отрицает связи своих помощников с Москвой до прошлогодней кампании и называет это "аферой" вражески настроенной прессы. Кремль также отрицает данные обвинения.
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