Gearing up to start hearings in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the US presidential election, the Senate Intelligence Committee leaders said they would look at “propaganda” and “fake news” stories that supposedly hurt Hillary Clinton. Though it has been provided with thousands of pages of documents already, the committee has requested raw intelligence from the CIA, NSA, FBI and the Director of National Intelligence, to see what was left on the “cutting room floor” when the agencies compiled the joint intelligence report presented in January.

While chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) said the committee would follow the intelligence wherever it leads, the ranking Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virginia), said that an “outside foreign adversary effectively sought to hijack” the US presidential election, using method that would “send a chill through anyone who believes in the democratic process.” READ MORE