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Filemon Vela

Representing the 34 District of Texas

PRESS RELEASE: Vela Issues Statement on Russian Interference Information Leak

June 6, 2017
Press Release
PRESS RELEASE: Vela Issues Statement on Russian Interference Information Leak 

 

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Filemon Vela (D-TX) issued a statement on the release of information related to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election: 

"The release of an intelligence agency’s detailed findings of Russian interference with US elections is a concerning development.  Disclosing classified documents – as the President did when sharing highly sensitive information with Russian officials at a White House meeting – is fraught with peril.  Both the substance of the disclosure and the method by which it was released, reinforce the need for the establishment of an independent commission to investigate Russian meddling in our electoral process.  Until we understand the scope of the problem, we will not be able to prevent future attacks, and those who are frantically working to block a full and open investigation in an effort to protect themselves are doing a disservice to our national security and our nation."

 
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