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Lipinski Reacts to Trump-Putin Press Conference

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) released the following statement today:

“Today’s press conference with Trump and Putin was stunning and disturbing.  The President must stop putting personal defense and defense of the legitimacy of his election victory ahead of American security and safety.  This is unacceptable.  America’s intelligence agencies are essential to our national security and should not be undermined, especially by a president.

“Congress must make sure that it protects our national security and holds Russia accountable for interference in the 2016 election.  And Congress must also do all it can to protect the security of the 2018 election.

“Russia poses a threat to the western world and we must deal with that threat.  Over the past few years as some said not to worry about Russia because it is weak and declining, I have continued to warn that it is a threat and have fought to counter Russian aggression.  The Mueller investigation must continue unimpeded.”