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Engel Statement on Trump Campaign Contacts with Russia

Jul 11, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement:

“Donald Trump, Jr. has made clear that his father's campaign was willing to work with an adversary of the United States in order to defeat Hillary Clinton.  He also revealed that the Trump Administration's numerous and vehement denials of contact between the campaign and Russia weren't truthful.

“The American people need to know exactly what was discussed in this meeting and in any other contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia, who was involved in those exchanges, whether then-candidate Trump was involved, and what's happened since the campaign to cover up these ties. It's critical that Special Counsel Mueller continue his work, and Congress should establish an independent commission to complement that investigation.”

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