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Cummings Issues Statement on Latest Mueller Indictments

Jul 13, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (July 13, 2018)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the Department of Justice that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 12 additional Russian officials for interfering in the 2016 election:

“Will President Trump finally demand accountability from Vladimir Putin when he meets with him on Monday?  Will he insist that Putin immediately turn over these Russians to be tried in the courts of the United States for their attacks against our nation?  Or will President Trump continue to give Putin every conceivable gift—from lifting sanctions to blessing the illegal Crimea annexation to threatening the very foundations of NATO?  And will he continue to demonize the United States law enforcement authorities who are battling against these Russian attacks?  Finally, to the President’s minions in Congress who have been desperately trying to smear Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation and halt it in its tracks, I ask you this—whose side are you on?  Ours or Putin’s?”

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115th Congress