Larsen: “On Groundhog Day… Yet another Attempt to Undermine Trump-Russia Investigation”

Feb 2, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s declassification of a partisan memo which makes deceptive claims about FBI surveillance during the 2016 campaign:

“The Nunes Memo is just another attempt to undermine the Trump-Russia investigation. As the investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia has advanced, the President’s defenders have regularly tried and failed to distract the public. It is fitting that on Groundhog Day, Trump loyalists are repeating the same stunt,” said Larsen.

“President Trump and his enablers have proven willing to compromise intelligence methods, mislead the public, and threaten the separation of powers in order to undermine legitimate investigations into the Trump-Pence campaign’s ties to Russia,” Larsen concluded.