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BREAKING: Senate Intel committee reverses itself, will investigate Trump's Russia connections

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 12: Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) talks to reporters following a closed-door classified briefing from the heads of the U.S. intelligence agencies at the U.S. Capitol January 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. Senators said the briefing was highly detailed, thorough and leaves no doubt that the Russian government was involved in the hacking and misinformation campaign during the 2016 presidential election. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

In a statement with Mark Warner (D-Virg.), Republican Rep. Burr says they will be looking into Trump's interactions with Russia, according to Politico:

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said late Friday that his committee would investigate possible contacts between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, reversing himself one day after telling reporters that the issue would be outside of his panel’s ongoing probe into Moscow’s election-disruption efforts.

The chairman said he would be willing to use "subpoenas if necessary" in order to garner statements from the Trump transition team and the Obama administration in his investigation of Russian meddling into the election through email and other cyber-hacking activities.

This comes after a very contentious debate broke out between the CNN news network defending their reporting on intelligence that the Russian government allegedly has on Trump, and the transition team absolutely denying the reports.

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