Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) shook up Super Bowl Sunday by demanding a full FBI probe into what the Russians have on President Trump during an interview on Meet The Press.
Transcript via Meet The Press:
Well, but they have. Let’s see the record. The record is that– what did we do? We bailed out the auto industry, saving so many jobs, millions, when you take the indirect increase in jobs in that area. The Republicans, at the time, said this would be interfering with the free market system if we bailed out the auto industry. They were on their heels. They’re now on top of the world.
But let me just go back to the first part of the Senator’s statement. I want to know what the Russians have on Donald Trump. I think we have to have an investigation by the F.B.I. into his financial, personal and political connections to Russia.
And we want to see his tax returns so we can have truth–
–in the relationship between Putin, whom he admires, and Donald Trump.
Pelosi wasn’t alone on the idea that an FBI investigation is required on the Trump/Russia connection. As Trump continues to lavish praise on Putin and Russia, Democrats sound a lot like Leader Pelosi. Democrats want to know what Putin has on President Trump.
Democrats aren’t letting up on Trump. They aren’t going to allow him to praise Russia during his Super Bowl interview without consequences. The idea that the president is compromised in some way could be a powerful tool to get Democratic voters out to the polls in 2018.
Rep. Pelosi knows that she has little power to get an investigation going in 2017, but as Speaker of the House, she would be able to carry out a full investigation of Trump.
Even on Super Bowl Sunday, the dark cloud of the Russian role in the 2016 election lingers over the administration of Donald Trump.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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