Press Release

Rep Cuellar Renews Calls for Independent Probe of Trump-Russia Ties

Points to Unclassified Report Tying Russia to Pro-Trump Hacks

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WASHINGTON, March 27, 2017 | Victoria Glynn ((202) 340-9148) | comments

In response to the latest developments regarding Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election, including former Vice President Dick Cheney’s recent statements, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) said:

“It’s clearly time for an independent, non-partisan investigation into the ties between Russia and Trump administration officials, before and after the 2016 election. 

The Russian government is no friend of the United States. Under Putin’s leadership, it stole Crimea from Ukraine, assassinates journalists, and openly seeks to weaken our nation.

We already know Russia hacked President Trump’s opponents to help him with the election. We know senior officials close to the President had personal and financial dealings with Russian government officials, including intelligence agents. New revelations emerge almost weekly. What do we still not know?

The American people deserve transparency, not more excuses. An independent investigation is the best way to de-politicize the process and find the answers our people deserve.”

The unclassified portion of a January 2017 report from the intelligence community on the matter: https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/ICA_2017_01.pdf

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