McConnell rejects special panel for Russian election interference allegations

Posted on AllSides December 12th, 2016
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday said recent findings by the CIA that the Russian government tied to influence the U.S. presidential election should be investigated by the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Calling the allegations of Russian meddling “disturbing,” McConnell said the intelligence panel should take the lead, dismissing calls by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and others for a special select committee to review the matter. He said the Intelligence Committee is “more than capable of conducting a complete review of this matter.”

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