PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley talked with Chris Stigall on Speak Radio 1210 WPHT concerning the Congressional hearings on Russian interference into the 2016 election and Donald Trump’s allegation that he was spied on by Barack Obama. He additionally spoke on intelligence leaks to the media, saying that whereas he understands the necessity for safety, he wished FBI Director James Comey would’ve been extra forthcoming concerning the standing of ongoing investigations.
“There are issues which are stated which might be presumably in a safe setting that may’t be stated publicly as a result of, one, they cope with nationwide safety points or they cope with investigations. You don’t need to give info out which will assist your enemy or might assist the individuals that you simply’re investigation, [but] I feel a few of the issues that he informed us might be extra public they usually should be. Transparency brings accountability.”
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Particularly, Grassley would really like affirmation that one thing is being carried out to fight the leaking of data that has run rampant since Trump took workplace in January.
“I might assume that when a criminal offense has been dedicated and you’d anticipate if you already know a criminal offense’s been dedicated, that you simply’d be investigating it, it will be fairly widespread sense to say, sure, there’s such an investigation happening and I don’t know concerning the reluctance to say that as a result of, clearly, the folks that dedicated the crime need to know that there’s a hazard to discovering out who the perpetrator is.”