By Camila Domonoske for NPR
House Intelligence Committee Holds First Public Hearing
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence — along with several other congressional committees — has been investigating Russian attempts to interfere in the U.S. presidential election.
On Monday, the committee held an open hearing on the subject, with FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers both appearing as witnesses.
In the hearing, Comey confirmed that the FBI is investigating possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia’s attempts to influence the election. President Trump’s unsubstantiated allegations that he was wiretapped by then-President Barack Obama also came up for discussion, with both Comey and Rogers saying there’s no evidence of any such surveillance.
Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and ranking member Adam Schiff, D-Calif., butted heads over changes to the Republican Party platform, among other things.
You can watch the video in its entirety here, courtesy of PBS — and look below for full coverage from NPR’s Camila Domonoske.