Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

Representing the 18th District of TEXAS

NEWLY RELEASED EMAILS PROVE THERE IS NOWHERE LEFT TO HIDE: TRUMP CAMPAIGN COLLUDED WITH RUSSIANS

Jul 12, 2017
Press Release

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        Contact: Rucks Russell

July 11, 2017                                                                                    202-225-3816

 

 

 

Press Statement

 

Newly Released Emails Prove There Is Nowhere Left To Hide:  Trump Campaign Colluded With Russians

 

Jackson Lee: “The emails reveal the willingness in the Trump campaign to accept help from the Russians to subvert our electoral process and cheat the American people.”

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Committees on Judiciary and Homeland Security and Ranking Member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations released the following statement  about newly-released emails that show Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian attorney during the 2016 presidential election hoping to obtain damaging information on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton:

“After months of denials, deflections, and obfuscation, there now exists what amounts to a smoking gun tying the Trump campaign to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.  Newly-released emails prove Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian attorney hoping to obtain damaging information on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

“Whether or not any compromising information on Secretary Clinton was actually revealed at the meeting is immaterial.  The emails reveal the eagerness of Trump campaign senior officials to accept help from the Russians to subvert our electoral process and cheat the American people; disgraceful behavior bordering on treason.

“The continued inaction by the House Judiciary Committee to investigate leaves a huge missing component to restoring our constitutional order.  How many more disturbing but inevitable revelations of potentially illegal activities will be made before the House Judiciary Committee acts?”

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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee is a Democrat from Texas’s 18th Congressional District. She is a senior member of the House Committees on Judiciary and Homeland Security and is a Ranking Member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.