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MP DEMANDS probe on Russia meddling in Brexit vote

August 3, 2018 11:02 PM
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MP DEMANDS probe on Russia meddling in Brexit vote

LEADING Conservative MP Damien Collins has issued a dramatic call for a police investigation into allegations of Russia interference during the Brexit campaign, demanding an inquiry like that led by Robert Mueller in the US.

Mr Collins, who chairs a powerful House of Commons Committee, claims only the police can find out what happened in the run-up to the 2016 vote.

The MP’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has been conducting an investigation into “fake news” which includes looking at allegations of Russian meddling.

Referring to the Robert Mueller investigation in the US he said: “I think we do need a British Mueller.

“We do not have the power that Mueller has to demand to see bank records, private papers and other things.”

Mr Collins suggested the investigation should be led by the National Crime Agency.

Key Brexit campaigners have been refusing to cooperate with the inquiry Mr Collins is leading.

Dominic Cummings, formerly the director of the Vote Leave campaign and widely regarded as the brains behind Brexit, has refused to appear.


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