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Cummings Issues Statement on Russian Indictments

Feb 16, 2018
Press Release

Cummings Issues Statement on Russian Indictments


Washington, D.C. (Feb. 16, 2018)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller of indictments of Russian businesses and nationals for a criminal conspiracy to interfere with the presidential election in 2016:

“For all of those who have been asking ‘where is the evidence of a crime?’—this is it.  This is the criminal conspiracy.  This is what President Trump and his allies have repeatedly called a ‘hoax’ and ‘fake news.’  This is what they tried to cover up.  This is what we might never have known if President Trump had been successful in shutting down this investigation.  Today’s indictments show precisely how the Russians worked to help the Trump  campaign, in startling and extensive detail.  And of particular concern, the indictments show how the Russians tried to suppress the votes of minorities across the United States in order to help Donald Trump win the presidency.  The Special Counsel’s probe is still ongoing, and we don’t know what the next step will be.  We all must support his ability to complete his investigation independently and prevent anyone from undercutting or interfering with his continued work.”


115th Congress