Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

Representing the 18th District of TEXAS

The House Judiciary Committee Must Do Its Job

Jul 12, 2017
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        Contact: Rucks Russell

July 10, 2017                                                                                    202-225-3816

 

 

 

Press Statement

 

The House Judiciary Committee Must Do Its Job

Jackson Lee: “In the wake of the shocking admission by Donald Trump Jr., the House Judiciary Committee must assume its Constitutional charge.”

 

 

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  calling for the House Judiciary Committee to launch hearings into the activities of President Trump, whose Presidential campaign remains the focus of investigations surrounding Russia’s collusion and interference into the United States’ 2016 presidential election:

“According to published reports, Donald Trump Jr. admits meeting with a Russian lawyer with ties to the Kremlin during the 2016 election campaign, with the promise of obtaining potentially damaging information on his father’s opponent, Hillary Clinton. This shocking admission cuts to the heart of the matter surrounding the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russian officials to win the election.

“Whether or not any compromising information on Mrs. Clinton was actually revealed at the meeting is beside the point: the fact that there was even a willingness in the Trump campaign to accept help from the Russians is damning on its own. Trump Jr’s admission that he met with Russians to aid the Trump campaign is the latest in a long list of disturbing revelations regarding the extent of Russian interference in our election process.

“History will not look kindly on the House Judiciary Committee’s continued abdication of its oversight responsibility.  It is unclear 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.