Congressman leading Russia investigation calls Llano town hall

U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway holds town hall

The man leading a Congressional investigation into allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election was in Central Texas Tuesday.

Llano was just one of seven stops this week. Congressman Mike Conaway says old fashion town hall meetings are the best way to hear directly from the community.

Dozens showed up to the Family Life Center at Lutie Watkins Memorial United Methodist Church to express their concerns about issues close to them, ranging from education funding to SNAP programs and work visas. But one of the biggest topics that came up: the investigation into Russia's possible involvement with the election.

It was announced last week that Conaway would be replacing Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes on the case. The Texas Representative, who has spent six years on the Ethics Committee, says he's up for the task.

"Where you have to look at your colleagues in the eye and say, 'You've done something wrong, and here's what we need to do to correct it or here's what consequences of doing it are,” Conaway said.

In addition, Conaway has spent 30 plus years as a certified public accountant, taking part in the investigative team.

“We've got some important questions to answer. What did the Russians do or not do? What did the Trump campaign or the post-election team do or not do?” Conaway said. “Those are important questions we need to answer so far. Adam Shift and I will create a bipartisan effort to find the facts."

During the meeting, community members asked how long do they suspect the investigation go on, Conaway says it's unknown.

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