Source says Caputo "insists on a public hearing"

Posted at 2:23 PM, May 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-21 21:07:54-04

Western New York Political Operative Michael Caputo has been asked to sit for a voluntary interview and provide documents about his connections to the Kremlin.

Caputo confirms to 7 Eyewitness News he has complied with the document production.

A source close to Caputo tells 7 Eyewitness News he never agreed to do an interview and is instead insisting on a public hearing.

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According to documents obtained by 7 Eyewitness News, The House Intelligence Committee made an interview request to Caputo, who served as a communications adviser to the Trump campaign, while it examines the possible conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

In the letter responding to Congress, Caputo says during the time he worked for the President, "At no time during this period did I ever have contact with Russian Government officials or employees."

He goes on to say, "At no time during this period -before and thereafter- did I ever discuss Russia with the President or any campaign representative, employee, donor or volunteer."