Why Does Rand Paul Want to Give Trump a Free Pass on Russia?

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Rand Paul has taken the stance to not pursue an investigation into President Trump‘s ties to the Russian Federation. During a frenzied week of resignations, audacious claims, and frightening exchanges with the Kremlin, the Kentucky senator took time to explain himself on Fox’s “Kilmeade and Friends.”

“I think that might be excessive. It looks like the President has handled the situation, and unless there’s some kind of other evidence of malfeasance, this sounds like something that was internal White House politics and it looks like the President’s handled it,” Rand told the radio host.

This puts Senator Paul at odds with neoconservatives Mitch McConnell and John McCain, as well as literally every democrat. Those adversaries alone make it seem like Paul is on the right side of this fight. But should Congress begin another investigation into the new regime?

Trump’s National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned earlier this week because of allegations of secret meetings with Russian envoys and dishonesty with Vice President Mike Pence in regards those meeting. Sally Yates, the former acting attorney general, is credited with outing Flynn on the heels of her own firing. Now, more allegations of Russian meddling are being tossed around.

While the President is dismissing claims as conspiracy theories, staff members are leaking hints that top Trump aides have been in secret contact with Russia since the election. Do these claims warrant an investigation to embroil the country into more sideshows? Senator Paul said he wants to stop playing games and start repealing Obamacare.


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