Let Congress probe Russia-Team Trump allegations before a special prosecutor

Rod Rosenstein right U.S. President Donald Trump's appointee to become the next deputy attorney general faces a Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday. Rosenstein described as a fiercely independent prosecutor has won approval across partisan lin

".trump, .russia.pdf?utm_source=AOL&utm_medium=readMore&utm_campaign=partner">CNN-ORC that was published on Monday morning, two-thirds of Americans claim they want to an independent special prosecutor to handle the Russia/Trump investigation.

The White House on Tuesday shot down resurfaced reports suggesting President Donald Trump met with Russia's ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak, in April, calling the accounts "disingenuous and absurd".

The Russia controversy has dogged the Trump administration over its first seven weeks, and the Democrats have called for an investigation into it.

Items from the Wall Street Journal and Newsmax from May 2016 reported otherwise, detailing a meeting with Trump and Kislyak at a VIP reception in DC in April 2016.

He also called for better relations with Moscow: "I believe an easing of tensions and improved relations with Russian Federation, from a position of strength, is possible".

All three men met with Mr Kislyak when they were campaigning on behalf of Mr Trump in the lead-up to last year's election.

The White House had no immediate comment.

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One of the officials said in a statement emailed on condition of anonymity that campaign staffers who were at the event "have no recollection of who he may have shaken hands with at the reception and we were not responsible for inviting or vetting guests. To state they met or that a meeting took place is disingenuous and absurd". "And if we don't do that, I don't think we'll ever know that story", McFaul said at George Washington University last week.

Almost two months into President Donald Trump's administration, the news is filled with stories about another key member of the Trump administration having ties to Russian Federation. While these contacts aren't necessarily unusual, they do raise eyebrows given the other allegations against Russian Federation and the fact that the candidate in question, Donald Trump, has always been unusually obsequious toward Vladimir Putin.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week recused himself from any Justice Department investigation following reports that he met with the Russian ambassador twice during the campaign even though he testified under oath that he had no such contacts.

Whether these issues are investigated are not up to Trump but rather Congress (or Sessions himself).

Since the beginning of Trump's term, these allegations have been widespread, ranging from allegations of hacked elections to former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn being forced to step down because of his contact with Russian officials. State media in recent weeks has switched from detailed coverage of Trump to largely ignoring the US turmoil around his perceived ties to Russian Federation.

"I have nothing to do with Russian Federation". Haven't made a phone call to Russian Federation in years, ' he said.

"Russia is a ruse", Trump said at a February 2017 press conference.

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