— CNN (@CNN) January 26, 2017
The Democrats want to find out if our country’s security has been compromised. The Repubs want to be sure investigating the thimblerigging that put
Putin’s Paul Ryan’s Puppet into the Oval Office won’t unduly delay their looting the country’s common treasury to benefit themselves. Both sides!… [warning: autoplay]
The Republican and Democratic leaders of the House intelligence committee have voiced divergent goals for their investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, suggesting possible discord over how deeply Congress will examine any links between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia.
The committee announced Wednesday that it is investigating Russian cyberattacks in a parallel probe to the Senate intelligence committee investigation announced two weeks ago. The House committee said it has already received “important documents” and that staff members went to CIA headquarters on January 19 to review records.
But the House committee’s top Republican and Democratic leaders stressed differing questions they want to answer following the January 6 US intelligence report that found Russian President Vladimir Putin “aspired to help” the Trump campaign by publicly discrediting Hillary Clinton.
Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the committee’s top Democrat, told NPR on Thursday that the committee “certainly” would investigate “any links between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.”
By contrast, Chairman Devin Nunes, a California Republican, said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that the panel wants to “get to the bottom of this intelligence report, whether it was put together properly or not.”…
I’m sure Adam will have more intelligent things to say about this tomorrow, but: You can’t take your eyes off these bastids long enough to blink!
— pleaseletitbeadream (@petrinam1) January 27, 2017