By Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.)
The endurance of our nation’s security, sovereignty, and democracy is not a partisan issue. This is a top concern for all Americans and should be a top priority for the leaders that we send to Washington, whether Democrat or Republican. As elected officials, my colleagues and I swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
We, therefore, have a responsibility to do our due diligence in investigating Russian interference, and potential influence, into our democratic elections and the potential Russian ongoing connections within this current presidential administration.
Despite all of the evidence gathered thus far – evidence that has led all 17 of the U.S. intelligence agencies to conclude with confidence that the Russians had indeed interfered in the past election – the current administration seems unable or unwilling to put its full weight behind a full and proper investigation that seems necessary to the American people.
In the face of evidence that campaign and administration officials seem to have had relationships with Russian officials, the president cannot simply move on from this issue.
In fact, the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn this month seems to provide us with more questions than answers... Read Mar. 10, 2017's Issue Here.