Blumenauer supports Resolution of Inquiry into Trump-Russia ties

February 13, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) released the following statement in support of the Resolution of Inquiry introduced by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) that would direct the Department of Justice to provide Congress with any and all information related to Trump and his associates’ conflicts of interest, ethical violations, and ties to Russia.

“The questions surrounding the resignation of General Michael Flynn and the allegations regarding campaign chairman Paul Manafort highlight the many unknowns about Trump and his connections to Russia and foreign governments. What communications did Trump and his organization have with Russia and potentially other countries prior to the inauguration?  Does Trump have financial ties to Russia?  Why won’t Trump release his tax returns?  What other possible conflicts of interest should the American people be aware of?

“Republicans continue to stand in the way of efforts to hold Trump and his staff accountable.  We should not have to resort to parliamentary tactics to get to the bottom of these allegations – the American public deserves answers.”