Representative Nita Lowey

Representing the 17th District of New York

Lowey: Americans deserve “the whole truth about Russian sabotage and Russian ties to President Trump”

March 20, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-Rockland/Westchester), the Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement on the confirmation of the FBI’s ongoing investigation into Russian hacking in the 2016 election and links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government:

“FBI Director James Comey today confirmed the Bureau is investigating Russian interference in our election and links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. Director Comey also confirmed the FBI had ‘no information’ to support President Trump’s baseless accusation that President Obama wiretapped him.

“This investigation is essential to our national security and to the integrity of our democracy. It must be fair, independent, and comprehensive because the American people deserve nothing less than the whole truth about Russian sabotage and Russian ties to President Trump. I renew my call for an independent commission to investigate and present all of the facts to the people of the United States.

“I also call on President Trump to apologize to President Obama for his unfounded and offensive accusation, and to think before he tweets so he does not continue to erode the credibility of the Office of the President.”

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