STATEMENT

Rep. Capuano Statement on Donald Trump Jr. Meeting with Agent of Russia

July 11, 2017

Donald Trump Jr.ís emails about the meeting he and other high level Trump campaign officials had with an agent of Russia present us with some indisputable facts. Members of then-candidate Trumpís campaign inner circle, including his son and son-in-law, willingly met with a Russian government attorney, expecting to receive damaging information about Hillary Clinton. Trump Jr.ís statements on this have been evolving over the last few days. To be blunt, the lies and shifting explanations keep piling up. Special Counsel Muellerís plate just keeps getting fuller but I have no doubt he will fully investigate this thread, which points squarely in the direction of collusion. The latest news just reinforces what we already know: a foreign power actively tried to influence our election, which is a choice that belongs to the American people. As I have stated many times before, it is so important that Congress also establish an independent commission, not just to look back on how we got here, but to help us make sure it doesnít happen again so we can secure our electoral process from foreign interference.