Maher interjected that that wasn't enough - Attorney General Jeff Sessions should recuse himself and appoint an independent prosecutor.
"Say the Russians hacked only Mitt Romney [in 2012] and there was a lot of contact between the Obama administration and Russia", Maher asked Issa. "Typically, you go through a congressional review".
"You can not have somebody - a friend of mine, Jeff Sessions, who was on the campaign and who is an appointee", Issa said.
"You're right", Issa said, "that you can not have somebody - a friend of mine, Jeff Sessions - who was on the campaign and who was an appointee". "You're going to have to use the special prosecutor's statue and office to not just recuse [Sessions], you can't give it to your deputy [either]". But his remarks were the first sign that House Republicans might end up facing pressure from within their caucus to open investigations into the alleged ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.
Spicer then blasted media reports about alleged Russian interference.'We have now for six months heard story after story come out about unnnamed sources saying the same thing over and over again, ' Spicer said.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), a former prosecutor, didn't agree a special prosecutor would be needed but he did not spare Priebus or the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., told Chuck Todd on "Meet The Press" on Sunday that he felt they would be getting "way, way getting ahead of ourselves" to say a special prosecutor was necessary.
"I think that the Flynn issue obviously is something that shows that in many respects this administration is in disarray and they've got a lot of work to do", McCain said, according to a Reuters article.
COTTON: I think that's far down the road from what our inquiry might reveal in the Intelligence Committee or what the FBI's inquiry might reveal.
"The scoping of our investigation" is finished" Nunes said on Capitol Hill Monday, but committee lawyers have yet "to move into actually receiving the evidence'. Many Americans are terrified that Trump may be under the thumb of Vladimir Putin and other Russian oligarchs because of undisclosed debt his companies owe to the Russians or due to other compromising materials the Russians may possess.
He said that the connection has been "investigated up and down", when, actually, it hasn't.