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Fiorina calls for special prosecutor for Russia probe

Fiorina calls for special prosecutor for Russia probe
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Carly Fiorina called for an independent panel or special prosecutor to handle the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. 

“We’ve got to have either a special prosecutor or an independent commission, and that’s still the right answer,” she said Wednesday on “The John Fredericks Show,” as first reported by CNN.

"And every day that goes by it becomes clear that’s the right answer, because the Democrats will not let this go,” the 2016 GOP presidential candidate added.

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“And the American people need to be reassured about what actually happened here. That’s the only way you’re going to get to the bottom of this in a way that everyone trusts.”

Fiorina previously said any Russia probe must be one “no one can question” during an appearance on Fredericks’s show earlier in March, according to CNN.

The Hewlett-Packard CEO's remarks come amid growing debate over Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), chair of the House Intelligence Committee that's probing the election interference.

Rep. Walter Jones (N.C.) on Tuesday became the first Republican in Congress to call for Nunes to recuse himself from the investigation.

“If anything has shown that we need [an independent] commission, this has done it by the way he has acted,” he told The Hill just off the House floor.

Democrats are demanding Nunes’s recusal after reports he secretly visited White House grounds the day before unexpectedly announcing to the press that he had seen information showing that intelligence agencies had incidentally collected information on members of Trump's transition team. He later briefed the White House on what he had seen. 

The California lawmaker on Tuesday rejected calls for his recusal, signaling he did not intend to step down.

Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsThe Hill's Morning Report - After high-stakes Biden-Putin summit, what now? Border state governors rebel against Biden's immigration chaos Garland strikes down Trump-era asylum decisions MORE said after it was revealed that he he had met with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. that he would recuse himself from any investigations related to Russia. 

Fiorina expressed interest last month in mounting a 2018 Senate run against Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineOvernight Defense: Pentagon pulling some air defense assets from Middle East | Dems introduce resolution apologizing to LGBT community for discrimination | White House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Democrats introduce resolution apologizing to LGBT community for government discrimination Democrats scramble to unify before election bill brawl MORE (D-Va.), the 2016 Democratic vice presidential nominee.

Fiorina briefly became Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Ted Cruz says critical race theory is as racist as 'Klansmen in white sheets' Pentagon pulling 'certain forces and capabilities,' including air defenses, from Middle East MORE’s (R-Texas) running mate last year before now-President Trump won the GOP’s presidential nomination.