Statement from Rep. Capuano Calling for an Independent Investigation of Russian Communications with Trump Officials

February 15, 2017

“I am deeply troubled by reports that members of President Trump’s campaign regularly communicated with Russian intelligence officials for a year leading up to the election. This news comes after the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who had numerous illegal conversations with the Russian ambassador late last year, then lied about the content of those conversations. On top of all this we now learn that the President himself knew about this illegal activity weeks before he took action. Our intelligence community has already concluded that Russia tried to influence the election. This is no longer about who won and who lost in November. It is about the integrity of our democracy and the security of our nation. These reports demand an independent investigation.”