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While Senator Dean Heller Stalls, Public Wants Independent Investigation into Trump’s Russia Scandal Now

Las Vegas, NV – Since Dean Heller believes his job as a U.S. Senator is to help Trump succeed, maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise that Heller is still coming up with excuses not to support an independent investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election – even after President Trump’s Nixon-inspired firing of the FBI Director last week.

On Friday, Heller told reporters that he thinks an independent prosecutor should be “on the table” – but only if the Senate and House committees (controlled by Republicans) can’t get the answers they’re looking for. A new NBC/WSJ poll finds that a whopping 78% of Americans prefer for an independent prosecutor or special commission to lead the investigation of Russia’s interference in our election, and just 15% of Americans support a Congressional investigation.

Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Stewart Boss released the following statement: 

“Senator Heller can try to obfuscate his position all he wants, but Nevadans want an independent investigation now – not whenever it’s politically convenient for Dean Heller to put it on the table. Nevada voters deserve the truth about how a foreign government interfered in our election, and Heller’s empty rhetoric and stall tactics are deeply out of touch with public opinion. Until he actually calls for an independent investigation to begin immediately, Heller is complicit with Republicans in Washington who are preventing a truly impartial investigation.”