Chuck Schumer

Senate Democrats unify around congressional probe of Trump ties to Russia

Senate Democrats unify around congressional probe of Trump ties to Russia

Senate Democratic leaders agreed Wednesday to a bipartisan probe inside Congress of allegations that people linked to President Donald Trump - including ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn - had frequent contacts with Russia during and after the 2016 presidential campaign.

Democrats agreed to push forward with an ongoing Intelligence Committee investigation into Russia's purported activities into the election, expanding the probe to include contacts made by Flynn and perhaps other Trump campaign officials with the Kremlin. They united around this course of action despite pressure from some Democrats to demand an independent commission to pursue the matter from outside...

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