Oct 22 (Reuters) - The digital director for Donald Trump's
2016 election campaign is scheduled to meet the U.S. House of
Representatives Intelligence Committee on Tuesday as the panel
investigates alleged Russian meddling in last year's election,
the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.
It would be Brad Parscale's first interview with any of the
committees investigating the matter. Neither Parscale nor
committee staff could immediately be reached for comment.
Foreign nationals cannot spend money on electioneering
communications, but the term under U.S. law applies only to
communications made by broadcast, cable or satellite - with no
mention of the internet.
The use of social media platforms was part of what U.S.
intelligence agencies concluded was a broader Russian effort to
meddle in the election campaign, an allegation the Kremlin has
Several congressional committees, as well as special counsel
Robert Mueller, are investigating alleged Russian interference,
including any potential collusion between Trump campaign
associates and Moscow. Trump has denied any such collusion.
U.S. lawmakers, alarmed that foreign entities used the
internet to influence last year's election, introduced
legislation on Thursday to extend rules governing political
advertising on television, print and radio to social media like
Facebook, Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc's
Google said on Thursday they would send their general counsels
to testify on Nov. 1 before public hearings of the Senate and
House Intelligence Committees.
Trump's election campaign spent some $70 million on highly
targeted Facebook advertising last year, Parscale told Reuters
(Reporting by Mike Stone in Washington; Editing by Peter
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