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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

REP. LIEU STATEMENT ON GOP EFFORTS TO HIDE THE TRUTH ABOUT TRUMP CAMPAIGN’S CONTACTS WITH RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT

March 29, 2017
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee rejected a resolution of inquiry (H. Res 184) introduced by Rep. Lieu and Rep. Jeffries (D-NY). The resolution directs the Department of Justice and the White House to provide the House of Representatives with information related to contact between Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Russian government, his preparation for the confirmation hearing in which he gave false testimony under oath, and meetings that occurred between agents of the Russian government and other key Trump campaign advisors. The full text of the Resolution of Inquiry can be found here.

“Once again, House Republicans have rejected an effort to shed light on a possible threat to our core values as Americans. There is a reason that, time after time, President Trump’s advisors—including the Attorney General—have lied about meetings with agents of the Russian government. Why did Mr. Sessions give false and misleading testimony? Why have so many people in President Trump’s inner circle made contact with the Russians, who attempted to undermine our electoral process? Why did Attorney General Sessions only partially recuse himself from investigations involving Trump’s associates? This resolution was a simple request for information to answer basic but vital questions. I am disturbed and disheartened that the GOP shirked its responsibility to the American public.”

FULL TEXT OF THE RESOLUTION CAN BE FOUND HERE.

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