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Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

Representing the 30th District of TEXAS

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Releases Statement following Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Senate Testimony

Jun 13, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Johnson, released the following statement in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee:

“Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned by Congress over allegations of collusion with Russian officials during the 2016 election and any efforts by the Trump Administration to undermine the independent investigation into Russian meddling in our domestic affairs. Unfortunately, I found that many of the questions asked were met with hostility and a general unwillingness to provide clear and concise responses to legitimate inquiries by United States senators.  Attorney General Sessions’ failure to answer several basic questions further erodes the American people’s trust in the current administration,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “While President Trump did not invoke executive privilege prior to the hearing, Attorney General Sessions continued to evade questions that many Americans – and not just Congress – have about this Administration and its conduct.”

“My only hope is that as the independent investigation proceeds in earnest, that we can put aside any partisanship and focus on the seriousness of the issues at hand, such as Russian involvement in our elections and potential ties of this Administration to Russian operatives. Our nation is vulnerable at this moment, and it is imperative that we respond quickly and decisively if we are to preserve the integrity of our democratic system and prevent future interference by foreign actors.”