Brad Parscale, who ran the digital operation for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, said Friday he will voluntarily meet with the House Intelligence Committee, one of the bodies investigating Russia’s role in the 2016 election.
“I have accepted a request from the House Intelligence Committee to meet with them for a voluntary interview, and I look forward to sharing with them everything I know,” Parscale said in a statement he tweeted Friday morning.
Parscale, however, said he is “unaware of any Russian involvement in the digital and data operations” of Trump’s campaign, which he said utilized “the exact same digital marketing strategies that are used every day by corporate America.”
“The only collaboration I am aware of in the Trump digital campaign was with staff provided to the campaign by Facebook, Google and Twitter,” he added. “Those experts in digital marketing worked side-by-side with our teams from Giles-Parscale, the Republican National Committee, and Cambridge Analytica to run a professional and winning campaign.”
Parscale now works with the pro-Trump outside group America First Policies, a non-profit started by top campaign aides to support the president’s agenda.
Trump confidant Roger Stone is scheduled to appear before the House Intelligence Committee on July 24, and Michael Caputo, who resigned from the Trump campaign last June, has also been communicating with the panel.
The FBI and congressional intelligence committees are probing Russia’s meddling in the presidential campaign, including possible collusion between Trump associates and Moscow.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has invited Donald Trump Jr. to testify before the panel following recent revelations that Trump Jr. met with a woman during the height of the campaign last summer who was described to him as a “Russian government attorney.” According to an email exchange Trump Jr. released on Tuesday, he was told the woman had “information that would incriminate Hillary” Clinton as “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”
“[I]f it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer,” Trump Jr. replied, in part. He has said the meeting was brief, and no information on Clinton came out of it.
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort also attended the meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin.