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McCain Calls for Select Committee Investigation of Alleged Russian Election Interference

Sunday on CBS’s “Face The Nation,” Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said there should be a bipartisan “select committee” investigation on the possible Russian interference with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

McCain said, “It is clear the Russians interfered. Now, whether they intended to interfere to the degree that they were trying to elect a certain candidate, I think that is subject to investigation. But the facts are stubborn things, they did hack into this campaign and they did it, I think, with some — with at least what seemed to be effective, sort of every week or so there was new information, and were they hacking the Republicans the same way? The Republican National Committee?”

“And if so, why didn’t they — there is a whole lot of issues out there,” he continued. “It requires an investigation. The president is ordering an investigation, you are not going to find this all out in the next month between the administrations, it is fine with me if he starts an investigation, but it is going to require congressional involvement, It is going to require in-depth and — by the way, the Russians have interfered in a lot of other elections. The Russians have hacked into some of our most secret military information. the Russians have been active using as a tool as part of Vladimir Putin’s am goings regain Russian prominence and dominance in some parts of the world.

He added, “I would like in an ideal world to have a select committee.”

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