McCain Says He Has ‘More Hope Than Belief’ GOP Congress Will Probe Trump

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February 19, 2017 12:22 p.m.

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said in an interview aired Sunday that he has “more hope than belief” that the Republican-controlled Congress will investigate President Donald Trump if necessary.

“Can Americans be confident that a Republican-controlled Congress can investigate this President thoroughly if necessary?” Chuck Todd asked McCain on NBC News’ “Meet the Press.”

“I hope so and I have to believe so,” McCain said. “More hope than belief.”

He said that “there’s probably going to be some more shoes to drop” with regard to Russian interference in the 2016 election.

“There’s so many questions out there that we first of all need to understand the parameters of what’s happened here,” McCain said. “I would hold off and wait and see what happens.”

McCain also said that he is “worried” about Trump’s decision to add his chief strategist Steve Bannon to the National Security Council, among other subjects.

“I worry,” he said. “I worry about the President’s understanding of some of these issues and his contradictory articulations.”

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