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The House Intel Committee just issued 7 subpoenas in its Russia investigation

According to a breaking news report from the Wall Street Journal, the House Intelligence Committee has issued seven subpoenas in its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

Three of the subpoenas were issued to the FBI, CIA, and NSA and are related to Republican questions over the “unmasking” of Trump administration officials in classified reports that came out of the Obama administration during the transition period. The remaining four subpoenas are directly related to Russia’s alleged hacking of the election.

The four subpoenas related to the Russia investigation remain unknown but Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the panel, has previously said that former national security adviser Mike Flynn would be subpoenaed by the panel. It is unclear if Mr. Flynn is one of the four targeted Wednesday.

The House Intelligence Committee is one of two bodies currently probing the question of whether Russian meddled in the 2016 election and whether anyone from Mr. Trump’s campaign played a role. The Senate Intelligence Committee is conducting its own investigation and has already issued subpoenas to Mr. Flynn and his businesses. Mr. Trump has said there was no collusion with Russia and called the investigation a witch hunt. Russia has denied the allegations.

The House panel also sent a letter to former White House press aide Boris Epshteyn asking him to voluntarily submit information to the committee. Mr. Epshteyn briefly served as special assistant to the president in the Trump administration before departing his post earlier this year.

You can read the full WSJ report here.

Featured image via Gage Skidmore

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