"We've gone completely off the rails, and now we're just basically a political forum for people to leak information to drive the day's news…we've lost all credibility" – Rep. Tom Rooney on the Republican decision to end the House Russia investigation https://t.co/smu8O6gYSJ pic.twitter.com/wzgCf2oiKZ
— OutFrontCNN (@OutFrontCNN) March 12, 2018
It would seem that the Congressional GOP’s announcement about the end of the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia probe is not a consensus among Republicans on the investigative body.
Florida Republican and Intel Committee member Tom Rooney spoke with CNN’s Erin Burnett on Monday to give his thoughts on GOP’s announcement that they have found now evidence of collusion between President Trump and Russia. Rooney said that the notion of Trump/Russia collusion is debatable, but he disagreed with the part of the GOP’s announcement where they insisted Russia didn’t have a clear preference for Trump over Hillary Clinton.
When Burnett asked why the investigation is ending if that’s true and certain witnesses haven’t been interviewed yet, Rooney answered that “we’ve gone completely off the rails.”
“We’re just basically a political forum for people to leak information to drive the day’s news…we’ve lost all credibility, and we’re probably going to issue probably two different reports, unfortunately.”
Rooney continued to say that if America’s political institutions don’t heed the committee’s recommendations to prevent future election meddling, then the investigation will have been a waste.
Watch above, via CNN.
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