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Filemon Vela

Representing the 34 District of Texas

PRESS RELEASE: Vela Calls for Independent Special Counsel to Investigate Russia Meddling in 2016 Presidential Election

May 10, 2017
Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: Vela Calls for Independent Special Counsel to Investigate Russia Meddling in 2016 Presidential Election

Washington, D.C.Today Congressman Filemon Vela (D-TX) released the following statement following the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey:

“President Trump’s retaliatory dismissal of FBI Director James Comey comes within a week of Comey’s request for additional resources to pursue the FBI’s investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. Clearly, Trump’s rash action provides evidence that the President himself might be implicated in this treasonous scandal. Why else, in his short dismissal letter to Director Comey, would Trump insist on highlighting Comey’s three assurances that he was not under investigation? Trump is destabilizing our democracy and eroding the public trust in our law enforcement institutions. We must stop him before he makes it worse. I urge my Republican colleagues in Congress to join House Democrats in supporting H.R. 356, the Protecting Our Democracy Act, to appoint an independent special counsel to investigate Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.” 

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