The Durbin Report: The American people deserve to know the truth about Russia's cyber act of war on the 2016 election

The Durbin Report
2017-05-12 16:33:34
The Durbin Report: A message from Senator Richard J. Durbin <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenDurbin/Website_head er_3.png> Fellow Illinoisan, On Tuesday, President Trump made history by firing FBI Director James Comey. Only once in the FBI's 109-year history had an FBI director been dismissed. Director Comey joins former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in a growing list of Justice Department officials fired after leading investigations that appeared to be getting close to President Trump. According to news reports, Comey last week went to the Justice Department and requested more resources to devote to an investigation into Russia's interference with the 2016 election and possible connections between President Trump's inner circle and the Russians. <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx rop=15371.12910979.9277052.7246002&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww youtube.com%2fwatch%3fv%3dew1YMsAneOc%26t%3d63s&redir_log=5409067491753 57> The Trump Administration's obstruction of the FBI investigation and refusal to acknowledge Russia's responsibility for an act of cyberwar on America raises serious questions. The American people deserve to know the truth. They deserve to know with certainty that their President is putting their interests before his own or those of any foreign government. It's time for Republicans and Democrats to show the appropriate concern for this breach of our national security by calling for an independent investigation into the Russian connection. To do nothing would be a stunning abdication of responsibility to protect the United States and our democratic values. <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx rop=15371.12910979.9277052.7246002&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww youtube.com%2fwatch%3fv%3dew1YMsAneOc%26t%3d63s&redir_log=5409067491753 57> Sincerely, Dick Durbin United States Senator <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenDurbin/Website_foot er.PNG> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx rop=15371.12910979.9277052.7246002&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww. durbin.senate.gov%2fcontact%2fnewsletter%2funsubscribe&redir_log=0735230 51375425> Click here to open a plain text version of this email <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx n_text=Y&link=SenDurbin%2501104513%250105-12-2017%2bThe%2bDurbin%2bRepor t_%2bThe%2bAmerican%2bpeople%2bdeserve%2bto%2bknow%2bthe%2btruth%2babout %2bRussia%25e2%2580%2599s%2bcyber%2bact%2bof%2bwar%2bon%2bthe%2b2016%2be lection%250115371.12910979.9277052.7246002%2501durbin%2540unityfeed.com% 2501Friend%2501%2501%2501> Click here to forward this email <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx ard=Y&link=SenDurbin%2501104513%250105-12-2017%2bThe%2bDurbin%2bReport_% 2bThe%2bAmerican%2bpeople%2bdeserve%2bto%2bknow%2bthe%2btruth%2babout%2b Russia%25e2%2580%2599s%2bcyber%2bact%2bof%2bwar%2bon%2bthe%2b2016%2belec tion%250115371.12910979.9277052.7246002%2501durbin%2540unityfeed.com%250 1Friend%2501%2501%2501> Click here to open this e-mail in its own browser window <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx =SenDurbin%2501104513%250105-12-2017%2bThe%2bDurbin%2bReport_%2bThe%2bAm erican%2bpeople%2bdeserve%2bto%2bknow%2bthe%2btruth%2babout%2bRussia%25e 2%2580%2599s%2bcyber%2bact%2bof%2bwar%2bon%2bthe%2b2016%2belection%25011 5371.12910979.9277052.7246002%2501durbin%2540unityfeed.com%2501Friend%25 01%2501%2501> Click here to comment on this email <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx y=Y&link=SenDurbin%2501104513%250105-12-2017%2bThe%2bDurbin%2bReport_%2b The%2bAmerican%2bpeople%2bdeserve%2bto%2bknow%2bthe%2btruth%2babout%2bRu ssia%25e2%2580%2599s%2bcyber%2bact%2bof%2bwar%2bon%2bthe%2b2016%2belecti on%250115371.12910979.9277052.7246002%2501durbin%2540unityfeed.com%2501F riend%2501%2501%2501>

Fellow Illinoisan, 

On Tuesday, President Trump made history by firing FBI Director James Comey. Only once in the FBI’s 109-year history had an FBI director been dismissed.

Director Comey joins former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in a growing list of Justice Department officials fired after leading investigations that appeared to be getting close to President Trump.

According to news reports, Comey last week went to the Justice Department and requested more resources to devote to an investigation into Russia’s interference with the 2016 election and possible connections between President Trump’s inner circle and the Russians.

The Trump Administration’s obstruction of the FBI investigation and refusal to acknowledge Russia’s responsibility for an act of cyberwar on America raises serious questions. The American people deserve to know the truth. They deserve to know with certainty that their President is putting their interests before his own or those of any foreign government.

It’s time for Republicans and Democrats to show the appropriate concern for this breach of our national security by calling for an independent investigation into the Russian connection. To do nothing would be a stunning abdication of responsibility to protect the United States and our democratic values.

Sincerely, 

Dick Durbin
United States Senator

 


 

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