Velázquez on Release of Nunes Memo
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement after President Trump approved the release of a memo written by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes:
“The release of this partisan spin memo is a disgusting attempt by Republicans to undermine our democracy. It is a sad day when Republicans make the cynical decision to push a misleading narrative in an effort to discredit our national intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
“Our nation cannot be fooled. The release of this memo is a flagrant attempt to distract the American people from the facts of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. By green-lighting this release, President Trump has issued yet another attack on our democratic institutions and the rule of law. All investigations into Russia’s attempts to undermine our democracy must be allowed to independently follow the facts.”
In December of 2016, in a letter to outgoing Attorney General Lynch, Velázquez was the first Member of Congress to call for a Special Counsel.