House Judiciary Republicans Vote to Withhold Information on DOJ Investigation of Russian Election Interference & Trump Conflicts

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Statement by Common Cause President Karen Hobert Flynn

Americans expect and deserve free and fair elections. History will not look kindly on efforts to hide the details of massive Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Sadly, Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee, on a party line vote, chose to do just that silencing efforts by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) to direct the Justice Department to provide the House of Representatives with the information uncovered through the investigation of Russian election interference, communications between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, and President Trump’s potential conflicts of interest.

The integrity of our democracy should never be a partisan issue. But today’s vote follows a disturbing trend by many in Congress to stonewall their constituents who are demanding answers to the deeply disturbing facts that have already emerged concerning the relationship between the Russian government and President Trump, his campaign and his Administration.

It is time for Members of Congress to put their country before their party.