House Panel Russia Probe to also Focus on Leaks

Posted at 3:06 PM, Jan 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-25 15:06:00-05

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House intelligence committee says it will focus on leaks of classified information to the media as part of its investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

In a tweet earlier this month, then President-elect Trump asked the intelligence committees to investigate "top secret intelligence" shared with a news organization.

The House panel is already investigating the intelligence agencies' finding that Russia interfered in the election to benefit President Donald Trump. The Senate intelligence committee is also conducting an investigation.