Byrne supports investigations into Russian meddling, not presidential campaigns
Representative Bradley Byrne (R-Fairhope) joined Hill.TV on Tuesday where he stated his support for investigations into Russian meddling with United States elections but questioned the investigating of a presidential campaign, which he considers the “next step.”
“If they wanted to open an investigation in the summer of 2016 into what the Russians were doing, I’m glad they did it,” Byrne said on “Rising.” “I hope they’ll do it in the future if they have any indication if they are. I suspect that they will.”
“But it’s another thing to go forward and say we’re going to investigate a presidential campaign,” he continued. “So it’s that next step that I think caused a lot of people to say wait a minute what’s going on here?”
Last week, Byrne introduced the Investigate the Investigators Act, which calls for a probe into who was responsible for kick-starting the investigation into suspected collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
“When you see the email exchange between Strzok and Page, you know it was partisan. There’s no question it was partisan,” Byrne concluded Tuesday. “So, unfortunately, we’ve got to make sure we have accountability in that system.”
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