No Evidence of Russian Interference in Politics? Republican Jones Bucks Leadership To Prove Otherwise


Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) “is brave enough to do the right thing.”

At least that’s by Rep. Eric Swalwell’s (D-Calif.) account.

After the intelligence community determined Russia leaked documents from the Democratic National Committee, to hinder Democratic Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton and delegitimize democracy, Jones became the first House Republican to co-sponsor a bill calling for an independent investigation into the affair.

Jones has a reputation for bucking his leadership.

Trump has minimized the events.

Despite Michael Flynn, former national security adviser, being forced to resign earlier in the week after allegedly misleading Vice President Pence about conversations with Russia’s U.S. ambassador, Trump claims it’s all a ruse.

Source: First House Republican signs bill creating committee to investigate Russia, election