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McConnell pushes for investigation into Russia probe mishaps

© Reuters/KEVIN LAMARQUE McConnell speaks at AIPAC in Washington

The top Republican in the U.S. Senate stated on Tuesday he supported a push by a Republican colleague for an inquiry into possible law enforcement missteps in a probe of possible collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia.

"I think Senator (Lindsey) Graham has raised a legit question," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters. "I suppose it is now not inappropriate for the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, with jurisdiction over the Justice Department, to look into feasible misbehaviors."

Graham, who heads the panel, stated on Monday he wanted to see a special counsel appointed to seem into the origins of a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant for former Trump adviser Carter Page.

The warrant was primarily based in phase on information in a file on Trump compiled by means of Christopher Steele, a former British brain officer who co-founded a non-public talent firm.

Graham stated he would use the panel's subpoena strength if necessary, whether or not or now not a specific advice is appointed, to seem into the matter.

Graham's name for an investigation got here one day after Attorney General William Barr said a report via Special Counsel Robert Mueller discovered that Trump's campaign did no longer conspire with Moscow.

CTM News | 26th March 2019

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