February 25, 2017

Issa Calls For Special Prosecutor on Russian Interference in Election

Ricky Young - The San Diego Union-Tribune:

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, said on Friday that a special prosecutor needs to lead an investigation into the alleged ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s regime.

Issa made the comments to talk show host Bill Maher on HBO. Maher asked about allegations of Russian hacking and interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

Issa initially said House and Senate committees would investigate, and then Maher asked about the idea of an independent counsel handling the matter instead of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

“You cannot have somebody — a friend of mine, Jeff Sessions, who was on the campaign and who is an appointee,” Issa said. “You’re going to need to use the special prosecutor’s statute and office — not just to recuse, you can’t just give it to your deputy, that’s another political appointee — you do have to do that.” 

Yes, you do. How damning, coming from a conservative of Issa’s stripe.

If the information uncovered to date is true, Mr. Trump and his toadies have betrayed us all. Anyone appointed by him or hired by his agencies and departments is tainted by association. An independent prosecutor is needed right now.

#Trump #Russia #Ukraine #Artemenko #Cohen #high #crimes #misdemeanors #25th #amendment #impeach

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