The House Intelligence Committee will launch an inquiry into reports of Russia-sponsored cyber attacks against the United States, particularly those involving the recent presidential election.
"For many years, one of the House Intelligence Committee's highest priorities has been to oversee the Intelligence Community's activities to counter Russian aggression, including the cyber-attacks directed against the United States in the last year," House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Ranking Member Adam Schiff, D-Calif., wrote in a statement.
"As part of this oversight responsibility, the Committee has been undertaking a bipartisan inquiry of these activities, and the underlying intelligence used to draft the Intelligence Community Assessment, 'Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections.'"
The Senate Intelligence Committee announced a similar investigation earlier this month, with the top Republican and Democrat on the committee releasing a joint statement of their intent to look into "intelligence regarding links between Russia and individuals associated with political campaigns," according to Politico.
"While the Committee has already begun to receive important documents, we trust that the incoming leadership of the Intelligence Community will fully and promptly support our requests for information related to the inquiry," Nunes and Schiff continue. "It will not be adequate to review these documents, expected to be in the thousands of pages, at the agencies. They should be delivered to the House Intelligence Committee to provide members adequate time to examine their content."
The Committee will investigate Russia's "'active measures' directed against the U.S. and its allies," and any "links between Russia and individuals associated with political campaigns," among other issues.
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