Dem lawmaker: House GOP is looking to help Trump, not uncover truth in Russia probe

Dem lawmaker: House GOP is looking to help Trump, not uncover truth in Russia probe
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Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden to update Americans on omicron; Congress back GOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips Omar calls out Boebert over anti-Muslim remarks, denies Capitol incident took place MORE (D-Calif.) said in an interview Monday that congressional Republicans appear to be helping the White House rather than taking the House Intelligence Committee’s probe into Russia’s election interference seriously.

"At best it's been an incuriosity and at worse it looks like it's been working in partnership with the White House to tell their narrative and not to, you know, take back our freedom to choose in the next election," Swalwell told CNN’s Jake Tapper

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Swalwell sits on the House Intelligence Committee, which is conducting one of several congressional probes into Russia’s attempts to meddle in the United States election and any potential ties between Trump campaign staff members and Russia.

The Democratic congressman called for his Republican colleagues to "get serious," a remark that comes after former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortCountering the ongoing Republican delusion Yellen should utilize the resources available before pushing new regulations Huawei paid Tony Podesta 0K for White House lobbying MORE and his former business associate were charged in a 12-count indictment unsealed on Monday.