This Wednesday, Senator Mitch McConnell said that Russia’s efforts to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election are a “significant issue” that Congress plans to investigate.
“We are going to look at Russian involvement in the U.S. election,” McConnell told MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
“It’s a significant issue. … We know they were messing around with it. We don’t think they had any impact on the outcome, but obviously we’re not going to ignore something like that.”
From The Hill:
The intelligence community concluded in a report released publicly last month that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign to help Donald Trump win the White House. The report noted that it did not analyze the impact Russia’s actions ultimately had on the presidential race.
McConnell said he does not think setting up a special committee to investigate former national security adviser Michael Flynn is necessary.
“I don’t think we need a select committee. We know how to do our work. We have an Intelligence Committee,” McConnell said referring to Michael Flynn‘s resignation from his role as National Security Advisor.
“Over on the Judiciary Committee, Lindsey Graham has got a subcommittee that’s going to take a look at it. I don’t think we need to go through setting up a special committee.”
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