McEachin on President's Ask to Halt Russia Investigation

May 17, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) issued this statement in response to today’s reports that President Trump asked FBI Director James Comey to halt the agency's investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn:

"Daily, this president defies norms, endangers Americans’ safety, and puts our very democracy in jeopardy.

"Whether he is sharing highly classified information given to us by our close ally Israel with a mutual adversary, or acting to shut down an investigation into his campaign’s collusion with Russia that is apparently coming perilously close to finding hard truths, President Trump’s behavior is unacceptable and, frankly, dangerous.

"Our democracy depends on Americans, all Americans, respecting our Constitution and abiding by its precepts. President Trump does neither. As if that weren't sufficient, he then risks our relationships with our allies, coddles our enemies, and endangers our standing in the global community.

"What will it take for my colleagues on the other side of the aisle to recognize that their silence puts our very democracy at risk? I call on them to rise above party and power to stand up for our shared values, ideals, and principles."

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