Nancy Calls For Investigation Over Possible Trump Ties To Russia
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for an independent commission to investigate possible ties between the Trump administration and Russia.
Pelosi said recent reports that President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer last year and email communication between the younger Trump about the meeting, raised serious questions about the administration’s ties to Moscow.
Pelosi accused Republicans of ignoring Democrats’ call for a vote regarding an independent commission.
“What do the Russians have politically, financially, or personally, on Donald Trump that he fawns over Putin, questions sanctions, and is reckless when it comes to Article 5 of NATO? The list goes on and on. The American people have a right to know. Maybe they’ll clear the air. Maybe it will be exculpatory, maybe it won’t.
“But we know one thing for sure, we have a responsibility and an oath of office to make sure that Russia does not meddle in our elections again and that would be the purpose of such an investigation. I mentioned calling upon the speaker to give us a vote on an independent commission.
“I also called for the revoking of the security clearance for Jared Kushner. It’s absolutely ridiculous that he should have…have that clearance. It’s not justified in any way.” she said
Democrats are also demanding that White House senior advisor Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law have his security clearance revoked. Kushner was reported to have attended the meeting between Trump Jr., and the Russian lawyer.
That meeting was also attended by a Russian-American lobbyist who was a former Soviet counter-intelligence officer, NBC News reported on Friday.