Former President George W. Bush said Monday that the American people deserve answers on the alleged connection between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia.
“I think we all need answers,” Bush said in an interview on NBC. “I’m not sure the right avenue to take. I am sure, though, that that question needs to be answered.”
On Friday, Republican Rep. Darrell Issa called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to hire an independent prosecutor to investigate the connection between the Trump campaign and Russia. Issa joins a number of Democrats in calling for an independent prosecutor.
Bush said he would leave the decision on whether a special prosecutor is needed up to Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
There are multiple bipartisan investigations ongoing in the Senate and the FBI is also investigating.
Trump fired back on Sunday as talk of an independent prosecutor picked up.
“Russia talk is FAKE NEWS put out by the Dems, and played up by the media, in order to mask the big election defeat and the illegal leaks!” the president tweeted.