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Larson: It has become paramount to protect the integrity of the Mueller Investigation

July 16, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on President Trump’s Helsinki Summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin:

“According to every American intelligence source, Russia indisputably interfered with our elections in 2016 and will do it again. President Trump has not instituted any measures to protect us from future attacks on our elections. Today, the world watched as President Trump undermined our intelligence community, praised a dictator and continues to deride the fourth estate. In the face of a stunning renunciation of American Intelligence after the President aligned himself with President Putin, this only underscores the fact that the Mueller investigation must proceed. Americans should stay tuned, any attempt to dismantle the Mueller investigation is a further assault on our democracy. Our elections are sacred and they are what makes us a democracy, to not stand up for them is wrong. As the Mueller investigation indictments continue to pile up, whether President Trump colluded or not, it is evident that Russians have tampered with our electoral process. What’s mind boggling is that the President would side with a former KGB agent turned autocrat instead of our own intelligence services.

“The recent criminal charges against a Russian who conspired to influence the NRA go beyond the interference in Presidential and Congressional elections. The Russians are fully aware of our electoral weaknesses and tried to exploit influence of one of the most powerful interest groups against the American people. It is clear that the Mueller investigation needs to go on.  We need to stand up against this and protect our democracy,” said Larson.