BY SCOTT LEFFLER
The hearing served dual purposes -- discussing the Trump campaign's relationship with Russia and the president's allegations that former President Barack Obama had ordered surveillance on the then-Republican candidate for president.
Speier, D-Calif., asked F.B.I. Director James Comey if the Trump campaign hiring Caputo had anything to do with Caputo having worked previously in Russia.
Asked for a comment on the hearing, Caputo directed All WNY News to a post he made on Twitter this afternoon:
Caputo, you may recall, was just in the news as the man who raised money for a pro-Chris Collins billboard to replace one that was critical of the Republican Congressman.Congresswoman @JackieSpeier has it all wrong. There's no substance whatsoever to her politically motivated insinuations about me. pic.twitter.com/0mxbOjkh1T— That Michael Caputo (@MichaelRCaputo) March 20, 2017
Prior to working on the Trump campaign, he worked for Jack Kemp's presidential run, was Carl Paladino's campaign manager and had also worked on Boris Yeltinn's election efforts in Russia -- part of the reasoning for Speier's questioning.
At last check, Caputo remained combative on Twitter in replies to the post above.