Friday, January 13, 2017

Clinton's ex-spokesman: Russia hacking 'calls into question' Trump's legitimacy

President-elect Donald Trump “is very insecure in his victory,” Hillary Clinton’s former campaign press secretary Brian Fallon said Friday morning, because of the seemingly constant trickle of developments that “call into question the legitimacy of his win.”

Clinton’s former campaign staffers have begun to reemerge in recent days, praising the Justice Department’s inspector general for launching a review of the FBI’s investigation into the former secretary of state’s personal email server, and in particular into bureau director James Comey’s decision to break with typical protocol and discuss aspects of the case publicly.

Independent investigations into both Russian interference in the 2016 election and into the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email investigation are imperative, Fallon said. He expressed skepticism though that the incoming Trump administration, and especially Attorney General-designate Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), would allow for the necessary impartiality. The two issues, Fallon said, “probably needs a special prosecutor and Congress needs a select committee.”

“I think Donald Trump is just trying to cling to whatever legitimacy still is effect here. I think the only things that will get to the bottom of these two issues are independent investigations,” he said. “Donald Trump cannot get in and become president and fire this IG. That cannot happen.”  

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