Our Opinion: Russian doings

Of course contacts between Russian officials attempting to influence last year’s presidential election and those around President Donald Trump need to be investigated. That would be a perfect opportunity to explore other aspects of Moscow’s meddling in our affairs.

It is strange — though perfectly understandable — that so many liberal politicians and media figures eager to attack Trump seem to have forgotten about other issues involving Russia.

Take the big uranium deal a few years ago. It allowed Russia to gain control of about one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. The State Department — with Hillary Clinton at its head — cleared the takeover.

Then the Clinton Foundation received millions of dollars in donations from people who benefited from the transaction.

Or, consider funding Moscow has poured into efforts to outlaw hydraulic fracturing used to produce natural gas. That, too, is meddling in U.S. affairs.

So yes, let us conduct an investigation of Russian influence in our country — thoroughly.