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GOP congressman says special prosecutor needed to investigate Russia election meddling

California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa said a special prosecutor is needed to investigate into Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Bill Maher asked Issa during an interview on his show “Real Time” about reports that members of President Trump’s campaign had contact with Russian officials.

Maher presented the Republican representative with a hypothetical scenario — if Russians had hacked the campaign of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in 2012 and if there had also been contacts between the Obama administration and the Russians.

“You’re going to let that slide?” Maher asked Issa.

“No,” Issa said.

“So you’re not going to let this slide?” Maher followed up, referring to Russia and the Trump campaign.

“No,” Issa said again.

When Maher then pushed Issa on the need for an independent investigation, the California Republican agreed that a special prosecutor is necessary. The investigation shouldn’t be overseen by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who…

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