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Congressman Eric Swalwell

Representing the 15th District of California


Swalwell Issues Statement on Chairman Nunes’ Troubling Remarks

March 22, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15), the Ranking Member of the CIA Subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement Wednesday:

“I was disappointed to see that Chairman Devin Nunes did not share with his House Intelligence colleagues classified information he allegedly received involving President Donald Trump and his campaign. More troubling is that Chairman Nunes chose instead to brief the President and his team, days after it was learned that the President's campaign is under criminal investigation.

“The House Intelligence Committee is charged with investigating Russia's interference into our election and whether any U.S. persons were involved. The Chairman's actions and closeness to a President whose campaign is under federal investigation have gravely damaged the Investigation's credibility.

“The American people deserve to know what happened in the 2016 election and what America's leaders can do to make sure it never happens again. More than ever, the only way to redeem our democracy is to have an independent, bipartisan commission, as provided by H.R. 356, the Protecting Our Democracy Act. The entire Democratic caucus has sponsored this bill and so has one Republican – now it’s time for the rest of the GOP to put country over party and call for an investigation that can rise above the growing perception of political bias.”