- Julian Zelizer: Congress should set up a Watergate-style select committee to investigate the Russia controversy
- Relying on the standing committees will very likely block any serious investigation
Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and a New America fellow. He is the author of "Jimmy Carter" and "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society." He is co-host of the podcast "Politics & Polls." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)With every new revelation about contacts between the Trump campaign and Russians, it becomes clearer that it's time for Congress to set up a bipartisan select committee to investigate. Relying on the standing committees, which are locked into a strongly partisan approach, will very likely block any serious investigation of this explosive topic.