18 Dec 2017

Republicans accused of effot to smear Trump-Russia investigator

From Morning Report, 7:19 am on 18 December 2017

Republicans in Washington DC are being accused of trying to discredit Trump-Russia investigator Robert Mueller by wrongly claiming his inquiry has inappropriate access to emails from the President's transition team. The complaint from the Trump for America group comes a day after a warning from a senior Democrat that top Republicans are manoeuvring to shut down the Trump-Russia inquiry. Last night it emerged that Mr Mueller's investigation has gained access to tens of thousands of emails sent and received by officials on Donald Trump's transition team. Washington correspondent Simon Marks joins us with to explain.