One of the most disturbing developments in the past several months is that the Republican Congressional leadership has reversed a prior hands off posture and joined forces with the White House to attack the credibility, and/or to divert attention from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign and his administration's role into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election . Until then most of those same GOP Congresspeople had supported or tried to act neutral or even praised Mueller and the FBI. The special counsel investigation was commissioned in the spring of 2017 after the firing of James Comey. The FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections began in mid 2016.
Update January 9, 2018
Update: Tuesday, January 9, Democrats released the testimony of the company that hired Christopher Steele. https://www.cnbc.com/…/sen-dianne-feinstein-unilaterally-re…
The GOP has tried to discredit the Steele dossier to show that it kicked off the
FBI investigation of the Trump campaign Russian connection. It was not. It began with the Australian Ambassador and the Australian government telling the FBI earlier in 2016 about a conversation with campaign staffer George Papadopoulis who had inside information of Russian possession of Democratic emails. https://www.theguardian.com/…/donald-trump-russia-inquiry-g…