U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood (R-Dunlap) says he isn’t buying into President Donald Trump’s claims of a ‘witch hunt’ against him.
The 18th District congressman says three important things happened in the last week…an abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey, allegations that classified information and intelligence may have been shared with Russian officials in the Oval Office, and that Trump may have told Comey to drop the investigation into his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
“The special prosecutor that was appointed yesterday (Thursday) was done by the deputy attorney general under the president. Ron Rosenstein works for the president, was picked by the president, and he’s the one that asked for the special prosecutor,” said LaHood.
LaHood says there are two other investigations going on in Washington.
“The Senate Intelligence Committee, which is very independent, bipartisan, Republicans and Democrats. They’re doing their work. And, in the House, the Intelligence Committee there is doing an independent bipartisan investigation.”
LaHood tells WMBD’s Greg and Dan that all of the allegations are of a serious nature that need to be looked into.
He the Government Oversight Committee will no doubt play a role in the investigations, but that the appointment of the special prosecutor by the Attorney General’s Office will take up ‘a lot of oxygen’ and lead these investigations.
“I have a lot of confidence in Jim Mueller, the former FBI director. He has support on both sides, let the facts and evidence dictate where this goes. At the end of that, we’ll have a conclusion, we’ll have a summary, we’ll have a recommendation, and then we can make decisions,” said LaHood.