Shea-Porter Calls for Independent Investigation of President Trump and His Administration’s Russia Ties
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today called for an independent investigation of the Trump administration’s ties to Russia following Michael T. Flynn’s resignation as National Security Advisor based on overwhelming evidence that he illegally contacted Russian authorities on behalf of the Trump administration, then covered up his actions, and the subsequent revelation the White House had this information in January and chose not to act.
“The Department of Justice told the White House weeks ago that its National Security Advisor could be vulnerable to Russian blackmail. Yet President Trump did nothing. Just yesterday his senior counselor said Flynn had the full confidence of the president. This is deeply disturbing on all levels, and Americans need answers on who knew what, when,” Shea-Porter said. “On behalf of my constituents and the American people, I ask Congressional Republicans to stand up and also demand an immediate investigation. The people of this country are trusting us to keep them safe and it is our duty to do so.”
Congresswoman Shea-Porter’s call for an immediate investigation continues her work to root out foreign influence in our democracy and scrutinize the Trump administration’s ties to Russia and Vladimir Putin. During the first week of the new Congress, Shea-Porter co-introduced the Protecting Our Democracy Act, which would create a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate attempts by the Russian government to influence and interfere with the U.S. electoral process. Shea-Porter is also fighting for the public release of President Trump’s financial conflicts of interest, including his foreign financial ties to countries including Russia, as a cosponsor of the Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017.