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Napolitano’s Statement on Trump-Putin Summit

July 16, 2018
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) released the following statement after President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin:

“President Trump’s trip abroad has been an utter embarrassment for our country. U.S. intelligence agencies as well as the House and Senate Intelligence Committees have been clear in their assessment of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, yet today our President failed to confront President Putin on this attack on our democracy. What is worse is he sided with Putin over the conclusions of our intelligence community and praised the Russian dictator’s leadership. These actions only further aide Russia’s efforts to spread its propaganda and undermine western democratic institutions. It is clear President Trump cannot be trusted to protect our country from foreign foes, and his reckless behavior further reinforces the urgent need to protect Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation into President Trump’s ties to Russia. We call on the Republicans to join us in standing up for our country, our democratic values, and our citizens. Congress must lead where President Trump has proven time and time again he is not up to the task.”

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