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McCain, Franks Respond To Investigation Into Trump's Ties To Russia

Published: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 4:26pm

While the president is overseas this week, Arizona’s congressional contingent is reacting to the latest news from Washington, D.C., surrounding investigations of the Trump administration’s ties
to Russia.

Congressman Raul Grijalva, a Democrat from Tucson, said Monday that he hopes special counsel Robert Mueller can expedite the process so it doesn’t drag on but knows that may not be possible.

"There are so many tentacles running all over the place from Russian money to the no tax-return disclosure, to what the role of of Flynn was. Flynn refuses to honor a subpoena,” Grijalva said. 

Republican Trent Franks of Glendale anticipates that Mueller’s presence will divert attention away from the controversy.

“I hope that it will cause the Congress to allow us to debate and move forward on the issues important to the country rather than to continue to harangue on this particular issue," Franks said. 

Arizona’s senior U.S. Sen. John McCain, a frequent GOP critic of the administration, has suggested that Trump should lay out the truth in much the same way President Reagan did in the Iran-Contra scandal of the 1980s.