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Congressman Eric Swalwell

Representing the 15th District of California

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Swalwell Demands Answers From FBI Director Wray Regarding President Trump's Invitation To Foreign Election Interference

June 14, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray regarding President Trump’s comments on accepting information from a foreign government.

In the letter, Swalwell says that Trump’s willingness to accept foreign political assistance invites such interference, making him a “national security threat.”  He further urges Wray to let the American people know what steps he plans to take to ensure law enforcement can act on any offers from a foreign government or agent that may come to help President Trump in any future political campaign to protect against this new danger.

On May 7, 2019 Wray testified before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, saying, “I think my view is that, if any public official or member of any campaign is contacted by any nation-state or anybody acting on behalf of a nation-state about influencing or interfering with our election, then that is something that the FBI would want to know about.” 

A copy of the letter can be found here.