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Rep. Swalwell Wants House Committee's Russia Probe Reopened

Rep. Swalwell Wants House Committee's Russia Probe Reopened
Rep. Eric Swalwell (AP)

By    |   Friday, 24 August 2018 01:49 PM

Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., is calling for the House Russia investigation to be reopened.

Swalwell, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, made his comments during a Friday interview on CNN's "New Day."

His comments were sparked by the guilty plea entered by President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen.

Cohen pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign finance violations and other charges. Under a plea bargain reached with prosecutors, he could get four to five years in prison when he is sentenced on Dec. 12.

Asked if he thought Cohen had lied to the committee, the congressman said: "It certainly looks like he wasn't forthcoming with us. But the only way to test that is if he comes back. There are a number of witnesses, not just Michael Cohen - Roger Stone, Donald Trump Jr. Jared Kushner - who gave inconsistent accounts that we later learned through press reporting.

"But the Republicans closed down our investigation. The best thing they could do for the country is to reopen the investigation and bring witnesses in under oath, under subpoena and allow us to look at the documents that third parties hold, to test their stories.

He called the House probe a "sham investigation."

"It allowed us to tell the American people zero about the Trump team and the relationships with Russia."

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Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., is calling for the House Russia investigation to be reopened. Swalwell, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, made his comments during a Friday interview on CNN's "New Day." His comments were sparked by the guilty plea entered by...
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