In the wake of reports about a meeting last year between between Donald Trump Jr, other Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer, Congressman Jerrold Nadler of New York has called on Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte to schedule hearings to investigate the matter.
Nadler, a ranking Democrat on the committee, said:
Donald Trump, Jr.’s subsequent response, including the released excerpts from an email exchange, suggest incriminating evidence of collusion with Russia by the highest levels of the Trump campaign. Donald Trump, Jr. confirmed interest in, and expressed support for, working with Russian officials who offered allegedly incriminating evidence against Hillary Clinton for the purpose of assisting Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. This revelation is significant, both for the ongoing investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, as well as new investigative territory that relate to President Trump and his associates.
The criminal investigation by Director Mueller and the House and Senate Intelligence Committee investigations must, of course, continue. However, when it comes to investigating the sweeping nature of the current allegations, the firing of FBI Director Comey, the potential criminal activity by the Trump campaign, and the attempt by a foreign power to undermine our elections – it is clear that we must have open hearings with the jurisdiction and authority to fully conduct an investigation of this matter. The House Judiciary Committee should immediately conduct hearings to investigate, and I call on Chairman Goodlatte and the Republican leadership to allow the public interest to be served.
So far Goodlatte, like most Republicans, has not said a word about the latest revelations concerning Donald Trump Jr’s meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a lawyer with close connections to the Kremlin, and an email exchange in which he responded to a promise of damaging information from the Russian government about Hillary Clinton by writing, “I love it.”
Just imagine Goodlatte’s outrage if, say, Chelsea Clinton had attempted to aid her mother’s campaign by trying to collude with a hostile foreign power promising damaging information about Donald Trump. The only possible conclusion is that Goodlatte has made a cold political calculation to put party above country and misplaced loyalty to President Trump above courage and integrity.
He may be surprised how bad a calculation that turns out to be.
My. Goodlatte like others of his party has evidently decided that the Trump family is above the law. These people are supposed to serve the will of the people not any other individual or corporation. Must go in 2018.
Representative Goodlatte is at best aiding and abetting Trump(s) in their attempt to give our great nation to Russia. Surely he sees what we all see yet he has chosen to ignore it and use his chairmanship to rob the American people from the truth.
Goodlatte – is a corrupt pig
Since Bob wants to investigate the past, let’s urge him to investigate the Obama administration’s role in letting the Russian lawyer into the USA. America could then see how stupid Goodlatte is and how he wastes our fed dollars.
One more thing, I contacted Bob’s DC office about this very issue. Of course I got the young intern and finally got “Mary” on the phone. Again, I expressed my outrage to her, saying that meddling in our elections upsets me. I then told her what a wimp Goodlatte is, and called him Trump’s lap dog. Mary gave me the standard line of expressing my concerns to Goodlatte and we hung up. I was still upset, called back, got a young man on the phone and Mary cut in, telling me I called one time already. I did not realize the First Amendment limits contacts. More than that, is Mary more important than the First Amendment?