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

“This latest bombshell adds to the growing evidence that President Trump will do whatever it takes—including abuse of power and what may even be obstruction of justice—to make the Russia investigation disappear. To ensure that doesn't happen, we need a special prosecutor and an independent commission. At this point, we need to know not just the extent of the Trump Administration's ties to Russia, but also what rules Trump has broken trying to sweep this scandal under the rug.”