Nancy Pelosi: 'I want to know what the Russians have on Donald Trump'


On Meet the Press, Nancy Pelosi firmly stated that the FBI needs to investigate all aspects of Trump's potential connections with the Russian government, so that we can have "truth in the relationship" between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. In light of Trump's Super Bowl Sunday defense of Putin, this need is more urgent than ever.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has been a crucial voice in calls to investigate interference in our presidential election by the Russians, and the connections and potential collusion between the Russian government and Donald Trump’s campaign and administration.

And on Meet the Press, she showed that she is not about to back down:

I want to know what the Russians have on Donald Trump. I think we have to have an investigation by the FBI into his financial, personal, and political connections to Russia, and we want to see his tax returns, so we can have truth in the relationship between Putin — whom he admires — and Donald Trump.


Pelosi is also clear that seeking this information is a necessary attempt to give the voters a full and complete understanding of the man by whom they are now being governed:

As it has become clearer that Trump knew about Russia’s interference, the continued calls from Pelosi and other Congressional Democrats for thorough and independent investigations into this extraordinarily convoluted scenario are increasingly critical.