McConnell Backs Susan Rice Investigation: ‘We Will Find Out What Happened’
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he has asked his colleagues Richard Burr (R-NC) and Mark Warner (D-NC) — respectively the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee — to look into allegations that former National Security Advisor Susan Rice “unmasked” Trump transition officials.
“I have asked the Intelligence Committee, Senator Burr, Senator Warner, to conduct a bipartisan investigation of this whole episode,” McConnell said to Fox News’ Dana Perino yesterday. “They will conduct it.”
Appearing on MSNBC yesterday, Rice said that the allegations are “absolutely false.”
“I leaked nothing to nobody and never have and never would,” Rice said.
McConnell says that he is now looking for the Senate Intelligence Committee to get to the bottom of it. “Hopefully at the end we will find out what happened and they will issue a report, I hope, on a bipartisan basis.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
[featured image via screengrab]
Follow Joe DePaolo (@joe_depaolo) on Twitter
Have a tip we should know? firstname.lastname@example.org