GOP Rep. Tom Rooney Breaks Ranks On Russia Report: ‘We’ve Lost All Credibility’

Via:  jwc2blue  •  9 months ago  •  6 comments

GOP Rep. Tom Rooney Breaks Ranks On Russia Report: ‘We’ve Lost All Credibility’

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tom-rooney-russia-report-cnn_us_5aa726d5e4b009b705d573f0

House Intelligence Committee member says “there is evidence” Russians worked to help Trump.

A GOP member of the House Intelligence Committee is breaking ranks with his fellow Republicans over a contentious report released Monday on Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible ties to the campaign of Donald Trump


Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) told CNN that “there is evidence” the Russians worked to help Trump. 


“I don’t know that necessarily there was a full-fledged campaign to do everything that they could to help elect Donald Trump,” he added. “I think that their goal was chaos.”


The draft report released by his fellow Republicans on Monday claims otherwise, saying Russian President Vladimir Putin interfered in the election but not with the goal of aiding Trump. 


“We’ve gone completely off the rails, and now we’re just basically a political forum for people to leak information to drive the day’s news. ... We’ve lost all credibility” - Rep. Tom Rooney on the Republican decision to end the House Russia investigation https://t.co/6G7SgZbcoT pic.twitter.com/WXWt0Iaquv

— CNN (@CNN) March 13, 2018

However, he also justified ending the committee’s investigation.  


“We’ve gone completely off the rails, and now we’re just basically a political forum for people to leak information to drive the day’s news,” Rooney said. “We’ve lost all credibility, and we’re going to issue probably two different reports, unfortunately.”


He was referring to the likelihood that the committee’s Democratic members will issue their own report challenging the findings. 


“GOP just shut down House Intel investigation, leaving questions unanswered, leads unexplored, countless witnesses uncalled, subpoenas unissued,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who also sits on the committee, wrote on Twitter. 


Rooney, who announced last month that he will not seek reelection, said he hopes the recommendations of the report could help protect this year’s midterm elections. 


“Hopefully we can help salvage something positive out of it.”  

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lady in black
2  lady in black    9 months ago

Oops, so much for orange conman toddler in chief being squeaky clean.laughing dude

Of course we'll hear he's a rino, he's a traitor, fake news, that's how deporable/trumptards roll

 
 
Thrawn 31
3  Thrawn 31    9 months ago

He is not wrong, Nunes made it completely clear that he is little more than Trump's bitch, and the rest of congress appears to have completely vacated their responsibility for checking the executive and holding it accountable. In other words, Congress has ceased to serve its intended purpose and now acts as little more than an extra step in carrying out the executive's wishes. The SCOTUS is well on its way to suffering the same fate, although they are a bit tougher to crack.

 
 
bbl-1
4  bbl-1    9 months ago

Unfortunately and an even more stark truth is the fact that the GOP can not lose a 'credibility' that they ever had.

Rooney trying to save a bit of face for the upcoming 2018 congressional elections?

 
 
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