Senate Intel Committee investigates Russian interference with US politics

The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee began a rare open hearing on Thursday (March 30) for its investigation into “Russian active measures in the past and present.”

Committee Chairman Richard Burr said the committee is conducting a “thorough, independent, and nonpartisan review” of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Vice Chairman Mark Warner said that this is not about relitigating the November election, it is about clearly understanding and responding to this threat against our democracy.

Burr and Warner pledged at a joint news conference on Wednesday that they will work together in the investigation and “go wherever the intelligence leads.”

The Senate committee plans to interview as many as 20 people, which “may turn into private and public hearings.” Interviews will begin as early as Monday (April 3).