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Charles Schumer calls on DOJ watchdog to investigate Trump-Russia probe

The top Democrat in the Senate is calling on the Department of Justice’s watchdog to launch a review of whether the Trump administration has tried to block the probe into its ties to Russia.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, New York Democrat, sent a letter to Michael E. Horowitz, the inspector general at the Department of Justice, urging him to “begin an immediate investigation into whether there has been any political interference with an ongoing Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation related to President Trump’s campaign, transition, and administration’s contacts with the Russian Federation and attempts of Russia to interfere with the 2016 United States election.”

Mr. Schumer said the resignation of Michael Flynn as National Security adviser over misleading statements he gave over his contacts with Russian officials, as well as questions regarding Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony during his confirmation hearing over his meeting with the Russian Ambassador to the United States demands an independent probe.

“Your office has a strong record of thorough, impartial investigations into potential wrongdoing, and I trust you will carry out your mission to answer the questions delineated above and any other that may arise,” Mr. Schumer said.

Source: www.washingtontimes.com stories: Politics

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