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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Congressman Gene Green Statement on President Trump-Russian Ties

February 15, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Gene Green (TX-29) released the following statement after overnight reports found that top Trump associates frequently contacted Russian intelligence officials months before the presidential election:

“During the eight years of the Obama Administration, the Republicans in Congress investigated the Department of Veterans Affairs, the role of the Secretary of State, and the Internal Revenue Service.  These investigations turned up little information and even less actionable items.  Now, faced with hard facts of a link between Trump Administration officials and Russia, the House Majority seems to have turned a blind eye. 

The fact that the House of Representatives will not even inquire into possible connections between the White House and the Kremlin, let alone hold them accountable, will undermine the American public’s trust in this Administration and significantly harm our nation. Congress must create a bipartisan commission to fully investigate Russia’s influence on the Trump Administration and the 2016 election. It is the only way to clear the Trump Administration of its possible ties to Putin’s regime.”

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