The chairmen of the Senate Intelligence Committee has launched a bipartisan effort to probe communications between the Kremlin and members of President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration.
“We believe that it is critical to have a full understanding of the scope of Russian intelligence activities impacting the United States,” Burr and Warner, who serve as the committee’s chair and vice chair respectively, said in a statement. “The Committee will follow the intelligence wherever it leads. We will conduct this inquiry expeditiously, and we will get it right.”
The probe will focus on members of the Obama administration as well as members of the incoming Trump administration and subpoenas will be issued “if necessary,” according to Burr and Warner. The investigation will entail hearings on Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 election, which will lay the groundwork for both classified and unclassified reports.