Warner wants to hear from everyone at Trump-Russia meeting

Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner said Sunday that he’d like to hear from everyone who attended the June 2016 meeting involving President Donald Trump’s son and a Russian lawyer.

The Virginia Democrat, helping oversee the committee’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, said in an interview on CNN’s "State of the Union" that he "sure as heck" wants to talk to Americans that the panel has jurisdiction over.

"I would like to hear from all of these individuals," he said. "Whether we will be able to get the Russian nationals to come over and testify is an open question."

Asked if the security clearance of Jared Kushner, who also attended the meeting, should be suspended, Warner said he was trying to give "all these people the benefit of the doubt" until the committee interviewed them.

"But it’s very bothersome to me that Jared Kushner has forgotten not once, not twice, but three times to put down this information," he said.

Warner said he’d also like to look into the activities of the Trump campaign’s digital team and data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica. He cited false information that moved via Facebook and fake accounts on Twitter.

"The ability to manipulate these search engines and some of these social media platforms is real," he said. "It’s out there. And we need information from the companies, as well as we need to look into the activities of some of the Trump digital campaign activities."


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