Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said Thursday that the Senate Intelligence Committee will need to investigate further to find out if Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta and former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz lied to the Intel Committee last month regarding the funding of the infamous “Trump dossier.”
“Well, it’s obviously something that the Intelligence Committee is going to have, have to look at,” said Panetta, a longtime Clinton ally, on CNN. “You know, knowing presidential campaigns, their big operations and somehow the left hand may not know what the right hand is doing. And that could be the case here, but I really do think that the committee is going to have to get into this, determine just exactly what happened — who knew what and when.”
CNN host Wolf Blitzer pointed out that Clinton’s lawyer Marc Elias, who contacted Fusion GPS to gather intelligence on Trump, was sitting right next to Podesta during the committee hearings in question.