Joaquin Castro blunder could lead to recusal on House panel looking at Russia and election

Washington Examiner:
A government watchdog group wants Rep. Joaquin Castro, a Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee, to join Republican Chairman Devin Nunes in recusing himself from the investigation of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election.

The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust says Castro, D-Texas, has already made up his mind about the investigation.

Castro recently told CNN, "I wouldn't be surprised, after all of this is said and done, that some people end up in jail."

Matthew Whitaker, the group's executive director, said that statement shows Castro is biased.

"Congressman Castro's highly charged, partisan remarks were irresponsible and a clear indication that he can no longer look into the Russia situation with any degree of partiality," Whitaker stated. "If Representative Castro and his colleagues are going to throw stones from a glass house when it comes to member recusal, then for the integrity of our system of government and justice, he should do the right thing and step aside immediately."
I have mixed feelings about this call for recusal.  While he is clearly a partisan pushing a failed agenda for the Democrats, the guy is not the sharpest tool in the drawer and he is likely to continue to embarrass himself if he stays on the panel.   About the only thing I like about Castro is his first name.  It is one of my favorite Hispanic names.  The last name, not so much.

I have thought all along that there is no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians.  In fact, before the election, there was an abundance of evidence of collusion between the Clinton and Obama team with the Russians that was to the detriment of US national security.


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