Linda Sánchez Renews Call for Independent Investigation into Trump Ties with Russia

May 10, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Following the sudden firing of FBI Director James Comey, Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-CA), renewed her call for an independent investigation into ties between President Donald Trump and Russia’s attempts to influence the outcome of the 2016 election:

“The firing of FBI Director James Comey has raised serious questions about the Trump administration’s conduct of the FBI investigation into Russian influence in our elections. It is clear that the President will do anything to prevent anyone looking into this matter. I am unconvinced that this administration can be trusted to conduct a credible investigation. That is why I continue to call for an independent investigation into possible connections between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia.

“There is a severe lack of trust with regards to the conduct of this administration. The American people deserve to know if Russia colluded to help Donald Trump win the White House, and if so, how far the Russian influence reaches inside this administration. Until there is a credible independent investigation that reveals all the facts, there will be a dark cloud of suspicion over the Trump presidency.”