McConnell: Senate will 'get answers' to Obama administration 'abuses' involving Trump

The Senate plans to investigate and “get answers” to alleged abuses by the Obama administration involving the targeting of President Trump’s campaign and transition team, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday.

“The American people deserve answers about how such abuses could happen, and we intend to get those answers,” McConnell said in a Senate floor speech.

The Kentucky Republican delivered the strongest statement yet in support of the view that Trump and his administration have been subject to improper or even illegal surveillance, as well as unfair treatment by the outgoing Obama administration and others seeking to undermine him. 

McConnell criticized U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan for refusing to allow the Justice Department to drop its prosecution of Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynnafter the DOJ discovered improper and biased handling of Flynn’s investigation.