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Congressman Adriano Espaillat

Representing the 13th District of New York

REP. ADRIANO ESPAILLAT STATEMENT ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CHAOS AND WHAT’S AT STAKE

May 17, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement today following President Trump’s reckless interference with the FBI investigation.

“When I was sworn into this office, I made a commitment to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and promised to bear true faith and allegiance to the same,” said Rep. Espaillat. “Following several weeks of a series of reports detailing President Trump’s recklessness with our national security and blatant disregard of his oath to protect and serve as the highest guardian of our Constitution, it is more clear than ever, that he nor aides within his administration, understand what’s truly at stake for our country, our national security and our reputation among allies around the world.

“It is clearer than ever that Trump cannot be trusted with highly classified information. The method in which he chose to reveal classified intelligence to Russian officials was negligent.  The way he chose to dismiss FBI Director James Comey was hasty and ill-advised. And, if the latest reports are true, the way Trump chose to interfere with the FBI investigation of national security adviser Michael Flynn is an obstruction of justice and serves as greater proof that he does not understand fully the burden that comes with holding the Office of President.”

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