Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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WASHINGTON – Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the rejection of both parties, calls for a special Committee for the investigation of the Russian interference in the US election, what the American intelligence says to help aimed, in part, Republicans Donald Trump to defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.
The probable intervention by Russia “is a serious Problem, but it doesn ‘T require a select committee,” said McConnell, R-Ky. The Senate intelligence committee is able to investigate the matter, he added.
CIA Director John Brennan said that the intelligence community is in agreement that Russia is trying to influence the US presidential election, although there is no evidence that Moscow managed to help Trump win.
“There is no question that the Russians were playing around in our election,” McConnell of Kentucky Educational Television said on Monday evening. “It is a matter of real concern and needs to be investigated.”
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Still, McConnell said, the matter should be investigated in “the regular order” by the Senate intelligence panel, which is “quite capable of dealing with this.”
McConnell’s comments put him in conflict with Arizona sen. John McCain and other Republicans, who have joined together, with incoming Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer in calling for a special Committee to investigate the efforts to disrupt the of Russia, China and Iran in the US elections.
A special Committee is a high-profile panel created by Congress leaders, the valves of the legislature a variety of committees that focus on a single topic, such as the Watergate or Iran-contra-arms-business.
McCain, the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the Russian interference in the election, the democracy threatens to “destroy”, adding that a Committee is needed to find out what exactly Russia, and what effect had it on the.
“We must go to the ground,” McCain. “We need to figure out what exactly was done and what were the effects of the attacks, especially if they had an effect on our choice.”
He said: “There is no doubt, you ferierten inter, and no doubt it was cyber attacks. The question now is, how much and what damage and what should be done, the United States of America? And so far, we are completely paralyzed.”
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The trump color is called reports of a Russian Hacker, was “ridiculous” and his transition team instructed the CIA assessment, saying it is the work of the same people who claimed Iraq had weapons of mass destruction before the US Invasion.
Schumer, D-NY, said in a statement that the investigation must be cross-party.
“We don’t want this investigation to be the political as the Benghazi investigation,” he said. “We don’t want it to be easy to finger on one person or another.” Schumer added: “We want to find out what the Russians are doing to our political system and what they could do other foreign governments, to our political system. And then figure out a way to stop it.”
McCain, Schumer and other senators say, a select committee is required to “reconcile conflicting information,” and give focus to the output required.
In an interview with KET’s Bill Goodman, McConnell spoke of his surprise about the choice of the result.
“I thought we were coming to the short” in the Senate, McConnell said. “And I don’t think that President Trump had a chance.”
Trump won in part because he was able to connect with rural voters in States like Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, who voted for the Democrats, McConnell said.
“Trump was able to convey to, and — oddly enough, a message from a billionaire living in Manhattan — a genuine concern for people, felt kind of to the left, who felt offended by all the political correctness, the see you around,” he said.