WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, today outlined the litany of evidence surrounding potential illegal collusion between the Trump Campaign and Putin’s Russia and provided an analysis of the recently-released report on the FBI’s mishandling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
In a Judiciary Committee hearing with Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz, Rep. Jeffries made clear that the real victim of the FBI director’s misconduct was the Clinton campaign and the millions of people who voted for her. He also exposed the Republican Cover-Up Caucus, a group of House Republicans who continue to falsely label the Mueller investigation into apparent Trump-Russia collusion as a Democratic witch hunt.
Rep. Jeffries said: “Some of my colleagues, part of the Cover-Up Caucus, have attempted to peddle conspiracy theories that the investigation into the Trump campaign’s potential criminality, where we were attacked by a hostile foreign power, is a witch hunt. There is not a scintilla of evidence that a witch hunt exists. If any individual was victimized by prosecutorial misconduct, her name was Hillary Clinton. James Comey decided to play judge, jury and executioner and on October 28th he executed the Hillary Clinton Campaign.”