The senior Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia on the Senate Intelligence Committee, shocked the audience at the Recode tech conference by implying that, not only will the probe not expand if Democrats take over the Congress in the 2016 elections, but they need to wrap it up by the end of the year.
The Daily Beast states:
“I first got wind of this from a Bloomberg report Wednesday afternoon that carried the ominous and extremely unsettling headline: ‘Russia Probes Wouldn’t Expand If Democrats Win Congress,’ Warner Says.
“Uh… what? The top Senate Democrat on the Russia investigation actually said in effect that the Democrats, if they captured the Senate this November, wouldn’t even continue the probe once they took over? The write-up also quoted Warner directly as seeming to equate partisan pressures on the committee from left and right, and expressing the view that Americans ‘will be tired of it if this is not wound down in this calendar year.’”
This is very bad news for Democrats who wanted the expansion of the probe to be a referendum issue for the 2018 mid-term elections. Combine this with the fact that the GOP should win both Houses again in November, this is very bad news.
Check out Warner’s interview below: