The House Intelligence Committee has agreed on a witness list of between 36 and 48 people for its investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, CNN reported Wednesday night. Included on the list are current and former associates of President Donald Trump believed to have been in contact with Russian officials during the campaign or transition period. According to CNN’s Anderson Cooper, the list includes Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser; Roger Stone, a Trump confidant; Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser; and Carter Page, an early Trump campaign adviser. … The full committee has also now gained access to the classified intelligence documents Nunes said he obtained from a source on White House grounds last month, according to CNN. Nunes sparked bipartisan outcry and came under intense scrutiny when he briefed Trump on the documents directly without first sharing them with Schiff.
The committee’s probe into Russia’s election-related meddling, and whether anyone from the Trump campaign worked to collude with Moscow to undermine Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, stalled last month amid questions about the ability of the committee’s chairman, Devin Nunes, to lead an unbiased investigation.
… As the House gets back on track, the Senate Select Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia has stalled amid partisan bickering and staffing problems, according to multiple reports published earlier this week.
On Wednesday, the committee hired the former head of intelligence law at the National Security Agency, April Doss, to work with it as it examines “allegations that Russia participated in a disinformation campaign intended to benefit President Donald Trump, and claims of potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia,” Doss’ law firm said in a press release.