Rep. Sewell Statement on Release of Democratic Memo
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Saturday, the House Intelligence Committee released a redacted Democratic memorandum that counters Republican allegations against the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Justice (DOJ). The release of the document, available here, was previously blocked by President Trump.
“The Democratic memo released today confirms that the FBI had ample reason to believe Carter Page was acting as the agent of a foreign power and that the FBI acted appropriately in their investigation of Page,” said Rep. Terri Sewell. “It is deeply disturbing that the White House delayed the release of this memo in an effort to mislead the American public and discredit the FBI. Now that Republican attacks against the FBI and DOJ have been debunked, it is my sincere hope that the House Intelligence Committee can focus on the investigation of Russia’s attack on our democracy. With the 2018 elections looming, it is critically important that we get to the bottom of Russia’s meddling and work to protect our elections from further interference.”
Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) is serving her fourth term representing Alabama’s 7th Congressional district. She sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and was recently appointed to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Sewell is a Chief Deputy Whip and serves on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee of the Democratic Caucus. She is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and serves as Vice Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, and Vice Chair of Outreach for the New Democrat Coalition.