Former Trump campaign staffer Michael Caputo has agreed to give an interview with the House Intelligence Committee, where he will take questions about Russia’s actions during the 2016 election.
New York Times notes that Caputo has denied that there’s a link between Russia and the Trump campaign, and he has previously accused committee members of slandering him during congressional hearings. Nonetheless, the Times has confirmed that Caputo has volunteered to talk about his previous work with the Russians and his connections with Kremlin officials.
Along with Roger Stone, Michael Flynn, and Carter Page, Caputo was named as a person of interest for the House committee’s probe over the last several months. Russian election interference has been a political hot topic ever since Donald Trump fired James Comey last week, then suggested that he made his decision in part because of the FBI’s ongoing investigation on the matter.
“At no time during this period did I have any contact with Russian government officials or employees.” Caputo previously told the House committee in a written statement. “The only time the president and I talked about Russia was in 2013, when he simply asked me in passing what it was like to live there in the context of a dinner conversation.”
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