The next big name to testify on Russian meddling in last year's election will be former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, who is expected to provide testimony to the House Intelligence Committee next Wednesday, according to a report.

Johnson's appearance will have greater importance after recent revelations that Russian interference in the 2016 elections may have gone past simple attempts to spread disinformation, and may have included efforts to directly hack into the election systems of numerous states.

The report by Politico said the hearing would be conducted publicly.

Johnson had also met with the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this week in a closed session.

With both House and Senate intelligence committees conducting their own investigations into Russian meddling in the election, the nation has seen an almost constant stream of high-profile people testifying, the most recent being Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

With just days left in the Obama administration, DHS made the controversial move to designate all state voting systems as "critical infrastructure." By doing so, the department had the power to intervene in certain matters on election systems that previously was the sole purview of the states.

"Given the vital role elections play in this country, it is clear that certain systems and assets of election infrastructure meet the definition of critical infrastructure, in fact and in law," Johnson said at the time.

The hearing with Johnson also shows the House Intelligence Committee is continuing to gather momentum, after having been ground down by partisan accusations in March and early April, which ultimately culminated in Committee Chairman Devin Nunes agreeing to step aside on the Russia investigation.