Top Democrats accuse Republicans of obstructing Russia probe to protect Trump

The top Democrats on six powerful House committee have signed a joint letter accusing their Republican counterparts of intentionally obstructing their efforts to investigate Russian election interference in order to protect Donald Trump, the hill reported

"Russia’s aggression towards the United States and the Trump Administration’s efforts to cover up its communications with the Russians demand an immediate, whole-of-government response," they wrote in a letter.

They added in the letter that Republican House leaders and Committee Chairmen have blocked, stonewalled, and rejected our basic requests to investigate, hold public hearings, and advance legislation to address these matters. 

"House Republicans have chosen to put Trump ahead of our national interests."

The Democrats emphasized that they are concerned about the safety of future elections, including the upcoming midterm elections later this year.

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