John Brennan set to detail Russian election meddling to Congress

Former CIA Director John Brennan is scheduled to testify before the House Intelligence committee on Tuesday as part of a congressional probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

A three decade veteran of the CIA, Mr. Brennan served as director of America’s leading spy agency from 2013 until retiring when Donald Trump became president in January. Last year he helped compile the U.S. intelligence community assessment that Russia attempted to tip the election in favor of Mr. Trump.

Tuesday’s hearing, which starts open to the public before going behind closed doors, could offer some explosive revelations.

In March, Mr. Brennan was set to testify before the same committee alongside former acting Attorney General Sally Yates until then-probe chairman Rep. Devin Nunes cancelled the hearing. Democrats denounced the move as a bid to shield the White House. Expectations were that Mr Brennan and Ms. Yates would contradict Trump White House claims.

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