Issa said an investigation might not reveal any fault on the part of Trump's associates, but a special prosecutor is needed given the growing awareness of the dangers posed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Spicer insisted that this has been "investigated up and down" and asked, "If there's nothing to further investigate, what are you asking people to investigate?" "You going to let that slide?" We're doing that. Let's not go to the very end of the extreme.
President Donald Trump has rejected the conclusion reached by multiple USA intelligence agencies that Russian Federation hacked emails in order to wage an influence campaign in Trump's favor.
Around the same time that Issa backtracked on Monday afternoon, White House spokesman Sean Spicer was asked by reporters about Issa's original call for a special prosecutor to look into the matter.
Jeff Sessions, while serving as a USA senator, was an adviser during Donald Trump's presidential campaign and was appointed to run the Justice Department, which includes the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "You're going to need to use the special prosecutor's statute".
He added that the intelligence community and committees in the House and Senate were already engaged in an investigation to determine if Russian Federation played a role in the Republican nominee's victory on December 8, 2016.
If Democrats win back the majority in 2018 in the Senate, it would behoove us all if they would finally do the country a solid and investigate the Republicans who are trying their best to quash this entire thing because it stinks to high heaven.
While Republican and Democratic leaders have called for a full investigation, whether to use a special prosecutor is a controversial position among Republicans.
"We're confident whatever review that Congress wants to do, I think that's the first step". I think he is completely capable and competent to do so. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., told Chuck Todd on "Meet The Press" on Sunday that he felt they would be getting "way, way getting ahead of ourselves" to say a special prosecutor was necessary.
Even someRepublicans, like California's Rep. Darrell Issa, are calling for an investigation independent from the Department of Justice.
But a White House official said late Thursday that the request was made only after the Federal Bureau of Investigation indicated to the White House that it did not believe the reporting to be accurate.
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