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News Monday, May 15 2017

Is there anything Dean Heller *won't* say to make excuses for Trump?

May 15, 2017

In response to Sen. Dean Heller’s latest hypocritical attempt to pander to Nevadans, American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp made the following statement:

“Senator Dean Heller is trying to have it both ways, voting 100% of the time with Donald Trump in Washington, while making excuses for Trump to his disappointed and angry constituents in Nevada. Unfortunately for Heller, Nevadans won’t accept his spineless hypocrisy. It’s long past time for every Senator to support an independent investigation into Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. Instead of showing an ounce of political courage, lazy Dean Heller just finds excuses.”

The Nevada Independent: Heller open to special prosecutor investigating Trump-Russia ties
By Jackie Valley | May 13, 2017

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller thinks a special prosecutor should examine ties between the Russian government and Presidential Donald Trump’s associates if the House and Senate investigations hit obstacles.

The state’s senior senator offered his take on the situation days after Trump fired FBI director James Comey, setting off a turbulent week in Washington, D.C. Heller called Comey a “Boy Scout” based on their previous interactions and said he was troubled by the president’s action.

“He has the right to get rid of the FBI director if that’s what he chooses to do,” Heller said while in Las Vegas on Friday. “His explanation and his timing — yes, that’s bothersome to me.”

That’s why he’s not against the Department of Justice appointing a special prosecutor to continue the Russia-related investigation if the lawmaker-led ones encounter snags along the way. “If they hit roadblocks, if they’re not able to get the answers they want or need, I believe a special prosecutor should be on the table,” he said.

The senator’s remarks were stronger than those he offered earlier this week. In a statement, Heller simply said Comey’s dismissal was a “surprise” and he noted that getting to the bottom of “Russia’s attempt to interfere with our elections” should be a top priority.

Read the whole story HERE.

Published: May 15, 2017

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