Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) wants to investigate the allegation that Trump laundered money for Russia if Democrats win control of the House.
Schiff said on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, “I think among the most important business that hasn’t been done at all, an investigation that hasn’t been done at all is the issue of were the Russians laundering money through the Trump Organization? Is that leverage that the Russians may have over the president of the United States? I think it’s negligent not to answer that question and be able to tell the American people yes it’s true or no it isn’t. But if that is the explanation for that otherwise inexplicable conduct in Helsinki in which he sides with Putin over his own intelligence agencies, we need to know about it to protect the country. So I would hope on the Intel committee we can restore credibility with our intelligence agencies and comity within the committee, and I would also hope we would do a credible nonpartisan investigation of those things that could be a threat to the country.”
Adam Schiff Wants Answers On Trump and Russia
Adam Schiff wants answers to the most important questions of all. Why does Trump cave to Russia? What is behind Trump’s odd behavior with Putin. Trump melted down during his recent 60 Minutes interview when he was asked why he doesn’t criticize Putin. The key to answering many of the questions surrounding the events of the 2016 election rests with the Trump/Russia relationship.
Trump has been trying to hide his connections to and dealings with Russia since he jumped into politics. If Democrats win back the House, the president’s secrets are going to be investigated and revealed. Rep. Schiff was correct. The American people deserve answers, and those answers will only come through investigations done by a Democratic majority in the House.
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