Biden: 'McCain is right: Need select committee' for Russia

Biden: 'McCain is right: Need select committee' for Russia
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenUkrainian official denies Trump pressured president Trump goes after New York Times, Washington Post: 'They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!' Warren overtakes Biden in Iowa for first time: poll MORE on Thursday called for a select committee to investigate the Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election.

"Checks & balances? Chair of cmte investigating WH can't share info w/ WH," Biden tweeted.

"McCain is right: Need select committee!"

Democrats and some Republicans, including Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainAmerica's newest comedy troupe: House GOP Michelle Malkin knocks Cokie Roberts shortly after her death: 'One of the first guilty culprits of fake news' Arizona Democratic Party will hold vote to censure Sinema MORE (R-Ariz.), have called for an independent investigation into Russia's attempt to influence the election in President Trump's favor, including potential ties between Trump's campaign and Moscow. 

On Wednesday McCain said Congress no longer has the credibility to independently tackle a probe of Russia's meddling.

"It's a bizarre situation, and what I think, the reason why I'm calling for this select committee or a special committee, is, I think that this back-and-forth and what the American people have found out so far that no longer does the Congress have credibility to handle this alone," McCain told MSNBC's Greta Van Susteren. 

"And I don't say that lightly." 

Biden's posted the tweet a day after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) bypassed his own committee to brief the president on information related to U.S. surveillance of his transition team.
 
Nunes on Wednesday said he had learned from a source that intelligence agencies collected information about Trump's team during their normal surveillance efforts and "widely disseminated" the information internally.
 
The news blindsided Democrats on the committee, as well as many Republicans.
 
Nunes apologized to committee Democrats on Thursday for going public with the information before speaking with them.