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Faso votes with Republicans to begin ending Trump investigation

Jun 29, 2018 12:55 pm
Erin Kelly in USA Today reports that on June 28 Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) voted for a resolution "insisting" that the Justice Department turn over many documents by July 6 about the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the president's campaign and the Russians. All Republicans voted for the resolution; all Democrats voted against. Republicans made clear this is part of an attempt to end the investigation into the president's campaign. "When we get these documents, we believe that it will do away with this whole fiasco of what they call the Russian-Trump collusion because there wasn't any," Mark Meadows, a South Carolina-based Republican, said. Republicans said would impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if he doesn't comply with the request, or hold him in contempt of Congress. Democrats believe the bipartisan investigation should be allowed to complete its work. Rep. Adam Schiff of California said, "This is collaboration with the president masquerading as oversight." And New York's Rep. Jerrold Nadler said, "If they somehow bully the Department of Justice into turning over materials that go to the core of Special Counsel Mueller's investigation, that information...probably would be shared with the subjects of the investigation, mainly President Trump." Read the full story in USA Today.