GOP Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) may have just stepped into “it” by refusing to simply accept the media’s narrative on the DNC leaks (or hacks if you believe the media). In a recent interview on CNN he argued that federal investigators should be reviewing the Russia meddling case from every angle, including the Seth Rich angle.
“My fear is our constant focusing on the Russians is deflecting away for some other things that we need to be investigating. There’s still some question as to whether the intrusion of the DNC server was an insider job or whether or not it was the Russians,” Farenthold told CNN.
Farenthold later elaborated on the issue to the Corpus Christi Caller Times during a phone interview. Speaking of the Seth Rich angle, Farenthold said “That should be a part of the ongoing investigation into alleged Russian interference in the election, because that’s an alternative theory that deserves being looked at.”
Here’s what Farenthold said on CNN:
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Eventually, CNN pressed Farenthold to speak to the possibility that he was falling for a “fake news” story by listening to unsubstantiated internet rumors. His answer is quite similar to the answer being parroted by many Americans about the entire Russia-Trump collusion story… he’s asking the same questions of the media and our intelligence agencies. While no evidence has ever been presented that anything untoward has taken place between the Russian government and the Trump campaign team – the media continues to report on the issue as if they know for sure that something wrong has taken place. In fact, multiple Democrats have even argued that President Trump should be impeached, even though none of them can present any evidence (or even a shadow of evidence) that the President has done something wrong.
Which is why Farenthold wonders why we wouldn’t want our investigators looking at the Russia question from every angle, instead of just the ones being suggested by Democrats and their friends in the media.