Manafort to Intel Committee: I'll Testify
Ex-Trump campaign chair has volunteered to be grilled on Capitol Hill
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2017 10:58 AM CDT
In this July 17, 2016, file photo, Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

(Newser) – There's been more than a passing interest lately in Paul Manafort, and the beleaguered ex-Trump campaign chairman now seems eager to clear the air. Per an announcement Friday by House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes, Manafort—who's raised eyebrows with whispers of his dealings with the Russians and mysterious offshore financial transactions—has offered himself up for an interview with the committee, the Hill reports. The panel is among those looking into Russian interference in the US election. Nunes said at a news conference that Manafort's counsel got in touch with the committee on Thursday to volunteer his testimony, which Nunes noted may come in either a closed-door session or an open one, per CNN. No date has yet been set.

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