Accountability & Oversight

Congress has a responsibility to serve as a check and balance on the president. I am focused on passing legislation to restore public trust in government while supporting Congressional investigations to hold the president and his administration accountable.

Americans deserve answers about President Trump’s potential financial conflicts of interest, possible emoluments clause violations, obstruction of justice attempts and illegal activities that took place during the 2016 campaign.

The Mueller investigation resulted in 199 criminal charges, 37 indictments or guilty pleas and five prison sentences, including the president’s former campaign manager and personal attorney.

On the question of obstruction of justice, the president’s claims of exoneration are directly contradicted in the report. In it, Mueller writes ‘while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.’

The facts spelled out in the redacted version of the report provide Congress a firm basis to continue investigating issues of obstruction of justice. Committees are using the powers of Congress to do appropriate oversight of the president and his administration.

I recognize there is frustration with the administration’s efforts to stonewall Congressional investigations and the slow pace of oversight, but Congressional committees are having success.

The committees have successfully sued the president on several issues. The courts sided with the House of Representatives on subpoenaed documents on the emoluments clause, and whether the president is personally benefiting from being president. The Intelligence Committee came to an agreement with the Department of Justice to get documents on the Mueller investigation.

I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure proper oversight of this administration.

Read more about Congress' current oversight efforts here