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Congressman Eric Swalwell

Representing the 15th District of California


Swalwell Issues Statement Following Trump-Russia Intelligence Committee Hearing

March 20, 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 after Monday’s full-committee hearing on ties between the Trump team and Russia:

“The facts that emerged at today’s hearing – as well as the facts on which our witnesses said they could not comment – speak volumes about the ties between President Trump’s team and Russia. As we continue connecting the dots, this looks more and more like a convergence, not a coincidence.

“We now know for sure that the FBI is investigating these ties, and we know that neither the FBI nor the National Security Agency have seen a shred of evidence to support President Trump’s bogus wiretap claim – a smoke bomb intended only to divert attention from mounting evidence of his coziness with our foreign adversary, Russia. And we know that having the President’s tax returns would go a long way toward filling in the holes about his personal and business ties to Russia.

“Now more than ever, it’s clear that we must have an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate this situation. Only such a commission can rise above the perception of partisan bias and give America the declassified, public, full answers it deserves. It’s time for more House Republicans to join Rep. Walter Jones to put country above party and make this commission a reality.”