Senate report on Russian interference expected next week
A new bipartisan report from the Senate Intelligence Committee on Russia’s election interference is expected to be released next week, lawmakers said Friday.
The third installment of the panel’s five-part investigation into Russia’s election interference efforts is set to focus on how the Obama administration responded to hacking and disinformation operations directed by the Kremlin.
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) told reporters Friday that the third volume “should be back from final review today,” and that he hoped the declassified version would be released publicly “first of the week.”
Burr said the delay was a result of the intelligence community needing to review and declassify the findings, and to include majority and minority views in the report.
Sen. Mark Warner (Va.), the top Democrat on the committee, told reporters Friday he was “anxious” to release the report to the public. He blamed the intelligence community’s declassification process for slowing the release of both the third and fourth volumes of the investigation.