Sen Mark Warner: ‘We’ve Had New Information That Raises More Questions’

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Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) says Congress late last year received “extraordinarily important new documents” in its investigation of President Donald Trump and his campaign’s possible collusion with the 2016 Russian election hacking, opening up significant new lines of inquiry in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s probe of the president. The committee's ranking member says “end-of-the-year document dumps” produced “very significant” revelations that “opened a lot of new questions” that Senate investigators are now looking into, meaning the inquiry into President Trump and the Russia hacking—already nearly a year old—will not be finished for months longer. “We’ve had new information that raises more questions,” said Sen. Warner. He also warned about a “coordinated” attack by the president and “Trump zealots” in the House of Representatives to undermine the legitimacy of the investigations against him, an effort Sen Warner says includes the president’s threats to fire special counsel Robert Mueller and other officials as well as a secret Republican memo alleging “shocking” FBI surveillance abuse against President Trump. Sen. Warner calls out House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA), in arguably more explicit terms than any Democrat has yet, saying he has read the underlying classified material used in the memo and that Rep. Nunes misrepresented it as part of a McCarthyite “secret Star Chamber” effort to discredit the FBI probe of the president.


Sen Mark Warner: ‘We’ve Had New Information That Raises More Questions’