Monday, May 15, 2017

Dem senator: Trump administration 'afraid' of Russia investigation

A top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee said Sunday that it looks like President Trump is trying to thwart the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election, based on his actions and statements following the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

“The president actions and his statement lends to that appearance,” Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) told host Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”

“But again the president and this administration said that ‘there’s no there, there,’ continues through their actions to indicate that they are afraid of where this investigation may head,” he said.

Warner, a senior member of the committee leading the investigation, said his committee fully intends to continue its investigation, wherever it may lead.

“Now I do not know fully what was in the president’s mind but I do know this: that this Senate Intelligence Committee is going to pursue this investigation to whatever the intel and facts,” the Democrat senator said.

Warner said he felt reassured when Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said the FBI would also pursue its investigation.  Read full post 

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