Oct 30, 2017 - World

Pelosi on Manafort indictment: "we still need an outside, fully independent investigation"

Nancy Pelosi at her weekly press conference. Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reacted to Paul Manafort's indictment and surrender this morning under "an accelerating Special Counsel investigation" by reiterating her call for a fully independent Russia investigation free of partisan politics.

Think back: Pelosi asked for the same thing back in March when House Intel Chair Devin Nunes made secret visits to the White House to receive briefings on classified documents tied to Russia.

Pelosi's full statement:

"Even with an accelerating Special Counsel investigation inside the Justice Department, and investigations inside the Republican Congress, we still need an outside, fully independent investigation to expose Russia's meddling in our election and the involvement of Trump officials. Defending the integrity of our democracy demands that Congress look forward to counter Russian aggression and prevent future meddling with our elections."
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