They Lied: McConnell And Ryan Just Blocked Expanded Russia Probe To Shield Trump From Impeachment

Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan’s early announcement that they were calling for a formal investigation of the Russian interference of the election made a big splash on Monday, but as the day developed it became clear that it was a lie. The Republican leaders were actually blocking any effort to expand the investigation, and the reason is truly disturbing.

In an effort to shield Donald Trump from a potentially impeachable scenario, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) are rejecting growing calls for a wide-ranging special congressional panel to investigate Russian’s interference with the 2016 elections, and were instead simply endorsing their narrower and meaningless oversight work being performed by the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, reported Politico.

Congressional Republicans spent years investigating Hillary Clinton’s emails and launched a special committee to get to the bottom of the Benghazi attacks. But when it comes to alleged Russian interference in the presidential election, the GOP is taking a more restrained approach.

According to Politico, McConnell told reporters on Monday evening the Senate Intelligence Committee “is more than capable of conducting a complete review of this matter,” and made it clear that he will not support any kind of formal review aimed at producing a final report — like the one that resulted in the committee’s 2014 investigation of the Benghazi attacks.

This approach offers no guarantee that final investigative reports will ever be released to the public — and shields President-elect Donald Trump from a deeper congressional investigation looking into Russia’s motives.

Over in the House, Paul Ryan released a statement rejecting calls for a larger investigation. Instead, he cited the House probe would have a narrow focus on cyber threats.

8 thoughts on “They Lied: McConnell And Ryan Just Blocked Expanded Russia Probe To Shield Trump From Impeachment”

  1. WELL NOW WE ALL KNOW HOW DAMNED CROOKED THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS AND WHY PEOPLE JUST DOES NOT VOTE FOR THEM , IN 2016 WE HAD TOO MANY RED NECK, UNEDUCATED , HILLBILLIES VOTING IN THE ELECTORIAL SYSTEM THAT WAS RIGGED FOR 45

  2. Ryan and McConnell have a good thing going, pushing their own agenda (against ACA, Planned Parenthood, Medicare and Social Security), so of course they do not want the disturbing ripples from Russia to upset their applecart. They probably don’t really like Mr. Trump, but they have their own agenda and the broken businessman is helping THEM.

  3. These people are nothing but crooks. It is so important to keep hounding our elected officials and let them know we are not going away. Their is also a bill that is gaining support that any person arrested for any reason at a protest against the government will loss any benefits they get including SS, SS disability, VA healthcare or benefits, Medicare, food stamps, college loans. The bill was written by the Junior Senator from Utah. People need to wake up before we all become a bunch of sheep.

  4. Hopefully something great comes from this for America. We must learn through experience and turn that into action for the betterment of all. Think 2018.

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