Democrats are Fighting to Preserve the Russia Investigation


Congressional Democrats in the House of Representatives are eager to ensure that the Russia investigation remains ongoing, reports The Hill.

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An Overview of the Democrats and the Russia Probe

Firstly, the scramble to maintain the Russia probe comes after Jeff Sessions’ resignation as attorney general of the United States. His resignation came at the behest of President Trump. Therefore, many Democrats have already theorized that essentially firing Sessions served as a ploy to derail Mueller’s investigation into whether or not Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election.

On Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi put together a meeting with various Democrats. The meeting revolved around the president’s supposed motivations behind the individual chosen to succeed Sessions. Jerrod Nadler, a Democrat in the meeting, also alleged the existence of a “crisis moment” and called for additional actions to be taken.

“We can urge — and we will — that the bill I introduced that would protect the independence of the special counsel, saying he can only be dismissed for [due] cause. We can insist that that be a condition of passage of the remaining legislation to fund the government.”