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Sen. Ben Cardin Calls for Independent Probe of Trump's Russia Ties

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By    |   Saturday, 04 Mar 2017 08:54 PM

Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin Saturday called for an independent investigation of President Donald Trump's activities with Russia, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions' meeting with Moscow's ambassador last year and Trump's accusations that his telephones were wire-tapped by the Obama administration.

"It's also important to have an independent investigation," Cardin, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told Michael Smerconish on CNN in an interview.

Cardin, 73, has been in the Senate since 2007. He also spent 10 years in the House.

"Obviously, the president is going to interpret things one way. I might interpret things a second way," he said.

"It's important for the American people to have an independent investigation of what Russia did in attacking us in our free elections, the contacts they had with many Americans, how that came about.

"What was the relationship, if any, with the Trump campaign?" Cardin asked. "All that really needs to be done by an independent commission."

Cardin said he introduced legislation this week calling for an independent inquiry.

"There's more and more momentum to get that done sooner rather than later so the American people can get an independent evaluation here," he told Smerconish.

"Let the independent commission look at the entire aspect of what Russia is doing here in the United States including how we responded.

"Russia is trying to use our democratic system of government to undermine our democratic system of government," Cardin said. "They're anxious to discredit free and fair elections."
 

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Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin Saturday called for an independent investigation of President Donald Trump's activities with Russia, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions' meeting with Moscow's ambassador last year and Trump's accusations that his telephones were wire-tapped by the Obama administration.
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