Pelosi Statement on New Mueller Indictments of 12 Russian Intelligence Officials

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after Special Counsel Mueller released new indictments of 12 Russian intelligence officials for hacking into and disseminating information from the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and Hillary Clinton campaign:

“The Russians waged a massive, concerted operation to interfere in our elections, and they will do so again in the fall.  Strong, immediate action is needed to secure our state election systems, yet Republicans are wasting the country’s time with sham hearings while refusing to provide a single additional penny to protect our elections.

“The stakes for the upcoming Trump-Putin meeting could not be higher.  President Trump must demand and secure a real, concrete and comprehensive agreement that the Russians will cease their ongoing attacks on our democracy.  Failure to stand up to Putin would constitute a profound betrayal of the Constitution and our democracy.

“Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation has now returned 32 indictments and multiple guilty pleas. This investigation is working, and must be allowed to continue to do its job free from the White House and GOP’s interference.  The integrity of our democracy is at stake.”

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