Dan Rather says the ‘fuse is lit’ for Trump’s Russia scandal

Veteran journalist Dan Rather is making waves on his Facebook page once again, saying that the scandal surrounding the alleged connections between the Trump administration and Russia are like a bomb about to explode.

“Every once in a while in Washington, the fuse is lit for what seems to be a big scandal,” Rather wrote. “Much more rarely does that fuse lead to an explosion of the magnitude we are seeing with Russia and the new Administration, and frankly the Republicans in Congress.”

Rather thinks Sessions might be the next Trump appointee to resign in the wake of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

“Sessions is but the latest person close to President Trump who seems to be ensnared in a story that is more worthy of Hollywood melodrama than the reality of the governance of our country. Democrats are calling for Sessions to resign, and this story could move very quickly.”

“We are well past the time for any political niceties or benefits of the doubt,” Rather continued. “We need an independent and thorough investigation of Russia’s meddling in our democracy and its ties to the President and his allies. We don’t know what we don’t know.”

“The press is doing an admirable job. But there is only so much it can do without such things as subpoena powers. Let’s just make this clear. This is about a foreign and hostile power trying to influence our election while being in contact with close aides to the presidential campaign that the Kremlin wanted to win. Furthermore, there are serious questions about Mr Trump’s longstanding ties to Russian money and influence peddlers. We don’t know where this might go, but it isn’t going away.”

You can read Rather’s post in full below:

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