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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson Statement On The President Calling On Attorney General Jeff Sessions To Stop The Russia Investigation

August 1, 2018
Press Release

Washington DC – Today, Congressman B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the recent comments made by the president regarding the investigation into Russian election interference being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller:

“It is critical that Special Counsel Mueller who has already handed down 37 indictments, including 12 to Russian intelligence officers, 13 to Russian nationals, and five guilty pleas is allowed to continue the investigation. Dan Coates, his Director of National Intelligence recently referenced the intelligence reports leading up to 9/11, when he said, ‘here we are, nearly two decades later and I’m here to say the warning lights are blinking red again’. The president should cooperate with Mueller to make sure that the ongoing and current threat of Russian interference in our elections is stopped. This is not about the President of The United States, this about the attack on our entire democracy by a foreign power. And, that’s why the investigation needs to proceed. Rather than removing Mueller, the president should be cooperating with him in order to get to the bottom of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election that has been acknowledged by all of our intelligence agencies,” said Larson.