Bill Maher

Why Rep. Darrell Issa is breaking with his fellow Republicans on the Russian hacking probe

Why Rep. Darrell Issa is breaking with his fellow Republicans on the Russian hacking probe

Over the weekend, Darrell Issa did something that no other Republican congressman has done.

Sitting for an interview with HBO’s Bill Maher, the longtime Vista Republican said he believed that a prosecutor needed to investigate Russia’s involvement in the U.S. election and that Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions, who was involved in President Trump’s campaign, should not be that prosecutor.

“You cannot have somebody — a friend of mine, Jeff Sessions — who was on the campaign and who is an appointee,” Issa said. “You’re going to need to use the special prosecutor’s statute and office.”

He backed that up Monday with a statement calling for a fully independent review of Russian...

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