Darrell Issa Calls for Special Prosecutor to Investigate Trump-Russia Contacts
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 27, 2017,
Feb 27, 2017, 19:02
Maher asked Issa about Obamacare to start off, but eventually got onto Russia and told him that if the Russians had hacked Mitt Romney and the Republicans in 2012, there's no way he and his party would have stood for that.
Issa made the surprisingly comments on Bill Maher's TV show this evening.
Darrell Issa, a Republican, told Fox News on Sunday that though he trusts the president, he believes a special prosecutor should handle a probe into the accusations, not Trump-appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions or a deputy.
"No", Issa said quickly.
Sen. Tom CottonTom CottonCotton: Special prosecutor talk is "getting ahead of ourselves" Finally, an immigration reform bill that tackles family migration Perez to hit the Sunday shows following election victory MORE (R-Ark.) on Sunday said he thinks it's too soon to call for using a special prosecutor to investigate the allegations of Russian meddling in the USA presidential election.
Jeff Sessions, while serving as a US senator, was an adviser during Donald Trump's presidential campaign and was appointed to run the Justice Department, which includes the Federal Bureau of Investigation. So far, Issa is the only Republican in Congress to do so, but, nevertheless this a sign that the GOP may not continue to be as uniformly supportive of Trump as they've been so far.
As soon as Monday, Trump is slated to sign documents compelling the EPA to begin undoing recent regulations, including the Clean Power Plan that slashes greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation; and the Waters of the United States rule that defined which waterways are subject to pollution regulation, Bloomberg reported.
Trump and aides have rejected the idea of an outside investigation, and said that there were no contacts between campaign aides and Russian operatives involved in efforts to interfere with the 2016 election. But the American people, who are beginning to understand that Putin murders his enemies, sometimes right in front of the Kremlin and then suddenly the cameras don't work there, he's murdered people, and taken down, using cyber warfare, in Georgia and in the Ukraine.
"It's very important that the investigation be done in a bipartisan fashion", Brennan, who left the government in January, said on CBS's "Face the Nation". "For the public to have confidence in our findings, it is important that the Committee work in a completely bipartisan fashion and that we avoid any actions that might be perceived as compromising the integrity of our work", she warned in a written statement. "Don't you think we're exceptional?" "We need to investigate their activities and we need to do it because they are bad people".