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Issa: Americans Deserve 'Clear-Eyed View' in Russia Probe

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Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

By    |   Monday, 27 Feb 2017 09:43 PM

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., reiterated his belief Monday a special prosecutor should be appointed to examine Russia's interference in last year's presidential election.

"The American people need a clear-eyed view of the nefarious actions of the Russian government," Issa's statement read. "Right now, we have speculation and assumptions, but not clarity and fact, including questions about Russia's actions, what the FBI knew of the cyber breaches, what the Obama Administration did in response, and potential actions of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn."

The California lawmaker said during a weekend TV appearance he would like to see an independent review happen. He doubled down in his Monday statement.

"What we do know is that the [Vladimir] Putin government is a bad actor who should be carefully scrutinized — and regardless of what side of the aisle you sit on — our country has a vested interest in fully understanding exactly what happened, outside the fog of accusation and political jostling," Issa said.

"An investigation is not the same as an assertion of specific wrongdoing; it's following the facts where they lead so that American people can know what may or may not have taken place."

Last Friday, Issa said the investigation should not include Attorney General Jeff Sessions because he was part of President Donald Trump's campaign — which is alleged by some to have had improper communications with Russia.

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