George W. Bush on President Trump’s Russia Ties: ‘We Need Answers’

Source: Time

Former President George W. Bush weighed in on the calls for a special prosecutor to investigate the connections between the Trump campaign and Russia during an interview with NBC’s Today show on Monday.

“I think we all need answers,” Bush said. “Whether or not the special prosecutor is the right way to go or not you’re talking to the wrong guy.”

Questions about the Trump campaigns connections to Russia throughout the 2016 election have lingered in the wake of reports that officials from Trump’s camp had repeated contacts with Russian officials throughout the election cycle. Bush said Monday that he would be looking to Republican Sen. Richard Burr, the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, for his response to the questions about a special prosecutor

“I have great faith in Richard Burr. If he were to recommend a special prosecutor then I’d be—it’d have a lot more credibility with me,” Bush said. “I’ve never been a lawyer. I’m not sure the right avenue to take. I am sure, though, that that question needs to be answered.”

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