US Congress to hold hearing on Russian hacking


The US House of Representatives is expected to hold a hearing on the Russian hacking allegations this week.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is set to hold its first hearing on Thursday, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

Congressmen Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Trey Gowdy (R) and Mike Rogers (R), the chairmen of the panel, have all come out in support of the committee’s inquiry.

The panel is set up to investigate the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

The committee has a wide-ranging scope that includes investigating the allegations of collusion between Trump campaign aides and Russian officials and anyone else who was caught up in the probe.

Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey on May 9, the same day he fired the CIA Director.