REP. ADRIANO ESPAILLAT STATEMENT FOLLOWING TODAY’S INDICTMENTS AGAINST RUSSIAN OPERATIVES BY SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER

February 16, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement on indictments issued by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian groups accused of interfering with the 2016 U.S. elections:

“The American people deserve to know the extent to which a foreign government with a history of hostility has committed criminal acts to undermine the cornerstone of who we are as a nation and our democracy,” said Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), member of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee. “I encourage Special Counsel Robert Mueller to continue his investigation following today’s indictments to get to the bottom of who within the Trump Administration knew what and when about Russia’s interference with the 2016 U.S. elections.”

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First elected to Congress in 2016, Rep. Adriano Espaillat is serving his first term in Congress where he serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the House Select Committee on Small Business.  He is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and serves in a leadership role as CHC Freshman Representative to the Democratic Caucus. He is also chairman of the CHC Task Force for Transportation, Infrastructure and Housing.  Rep. Espaillat’s Congressional District includes Harlem, East Harlem, northern Manhattan and the north-west Bronx. To find out more about Rep. Espaillat, visit online at https://espaillat.house.gov/.

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