Senate Intel Committee Makes Game Changing Trump/Russia Announcement ⋆ Epeak . Independent news and blogs
The American public eagerly awaits information as to how possible Russian interference in election 2016 will be handled. James Comey added to that anticipation by meeting with members of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Friday.
While attendees have remained relatively silent about what was discussed behind closed doors, Marco Rubio (R-FL) did give some semblance of what he thinks is to come. He tweeted:
I am now very confident Senate Intel Comm I serve on will conduct thorough bipartisan investigation of #Putin interference and influence
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 17, 2017
Rubio’s tweet would be meaningful and offer promise but for one thing: Many people don’t trust Rubio any more than they trust Donald Trump. That distrust was expressed via response to Rubio’s tweet.
Doubtful-you took $100K from Devos and have a history of talking tough but producing no results @marcorubio https://t.co/VRSLMP9G0H
— Adam Khan (@Khanoisseur) February 19, 2017
@Khanoisseur @marcorubio And interestingly enough Rubio, you are the only one from the Committee that made any comment…campaigning?
— NoPartyPolitix (@NoPartyPolitix) February 19, 2017
A more reliable measure of what’s ahead regarding the pending investigation into Russia’s alleged role in election hacking may come in the form of reports that the Senate Intelligence Committee has asked that intelligence agencies preserve all information found regarding this matter. Business Insider reports:
‘The Senate intelligence committee has sent formal requests to more than a dozen organizations, agencies and individuals, asking them to preserve all materials related to a probe the panel is conducting on Russian interference in the 2016 election and related issues.’
Renewed talk about potential election tampering on the part of Russia started when Michael Flynn resigned last week amidst the discovery that he lied about communication he had with the Russian ambassador. The Trump administration has denied having contact with Russia during the election. However, The New York Times claims that members of Trump’s campaign staff were in “repeated” contact with Russian intelligence officials.
To date, the Trump administration has not produced any documents or other information that would substantiate their claims that they have not had contact with Russia in the ways being alleged. That’s concerning.
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