Good question by Dem lawmaker: “Why is everybody around Trump lying about Russia? What’s going on?”
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) is quoted in Mark Hensch’s report in The Hill:
“Flynn lied, Trump has not shown his taxes, you go back to Manafort in the middle of the summer and his relationship with Russian folks in the Ukraine,” he said, referencing Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who resigned for misleading Vice President Pence and other top White House officials about his conversations with Russia’s ambassador, and Paul Manafort, one of Trump’s campaign managers, whose name was discovered in a hand-written ledger showing undisclosed cash payments from Ukraine’s pro-Russia government.
“I mean, what the hell’s going on here?” Ryan asked. “Why is everybody lying? We need to know what’s going on here.”