Biden Echo’s McCain Request For ‘Select Committee’ For Russia Investigation
Former Vice President Joe Biden has been more outspoken lately and on Thursday he called for a select committee to investigate Russia intervening in 2016 Presidential Election.
Biden tweeted: “Checks & balances? Chair of cmte investigating WH can’t share info w/ WH. McCain is right: Need select committee!”
On Wednesday McCain said Congress no longer has the credibility to independently tackle a probe of Russia’s meddling.
“It’s a bizarre situation, and what I think, the reason why I’m calling for this select committee or a special committee, is, I think that this back-and-forth and what the American people have found out so far that no longer does the Congress have credibility to handle this alone,” McCain told MSNBC’s Greta Van Susteren.
“And I don’t say that lightly.”
Biden makes his remarks just a day after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) disregarded his own committee so he could brief Donald Trump on information related to U.S. surveillance of his transition team.
Nunes went public with the information on Wednesday. He said he had learned from a source that intelligence agencies collected information about Trump’s team during their normal surveillance efforts and “widely disseminated” the information internally.
On Thursday Nunes apologized to committee Democrats for going public with the information before speaking with them.