Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–January 3, 2017
Surprise, surprise. Congressional Republicans don’t want to know—or don’t want the public to know—just what exactly Russia did to influence the November elections, and Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham, the guys who were supposedly going to stand up to their fellow Republicans and demand an investigation, are backing down. McCain and Graham have been calling for a select committee, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that investigations through existing Senate committees are enough, and …
“We’re just going to move with the individual committees and see how that works. If it doesn’t work, we’ll regroup,” Graham said in an interview.
McCain said he’d spoken to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) about the matter. McConnell prefers to use the Intelligence Committee to spearhead the cyber investigation, and McCain said their discussions had done little to move the GOP leader.
“He said he doesn’t think we need it,” McCain said.
McConnell also blocked public release of information about what was happening ahead of the elections, so nothing new here. “Top Republican obstructing release of politically inconvenient information” is not exactly breaking news in this day and age. Just as “John McCain talks just big enough to be called a maverick, then backs down” is a story we’ve heard more than once.
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