CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON POSSIBLE COLLUSION BETWEEN TRUMP AIDES AND RUSSIANS

February 15, 2017
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding the possible collusion between President Trump’s aides and Russian intelligence.

“I am stunned to learn that Trump aides, including campaign manager Paul Manafort and advisor Michael Flynn, allegedly had repeated contacts with Russian Intelligence agents during the presidential campaign. It's a safe bet to say they weren't discussing the weather.”

“If there was collusion between Trump aides and the Russian government, that would be a high crime. It also raises a number of critical issues. What did Trump know and when did he know it? Did Trump authorize or order the repeated contacts with Russian Intelligence during the presidential campaign? What are Trump's business holdings in Russia or Russian-controlled areas?” 

“I call on Republicans in both the House and the Senate to put country over party--to put America First--and work with Democrats to investigate these extremely serious allegations." 

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