There is no need for a special independent commission on Russia and the election
A top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee said that a special independent panel isn't needed to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election because the FBI is already doing a probe.The so-called independent panel would be politicized in a matter of seconds after being formed. The Democrats are desperately looking for a scapegoat for their election loss and it does not matter what the composition of any panel is.
Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said on Face the Nation on Sunday that the FBI probe negates the need for the independent panel, which Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff, D-Calif., had called for earlier in the program.
Gowdy said that the FBI is the world's "premier law enforcement agency."
"It doesn't get any more independent than that," he said.
FBI Director James Comey briefed the panel earlier this week that the agency is conducting an investigation into the Russian interference.