Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Rep. Sewell Statement on Trump Jr. Meeting with Russian Lawyer

Jul 12, 2017
Press Release
Donald Trump Jr. scheduled meeting with Russian govt affiliate for opposition research

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, Donald Trump Jr. released email text exposing information about his meeting with a “Russian government attorney” who promised to provide damaging information about Hillary Clinton as part of Russia’s support for the Trump campaign. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell, a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, releases the following statement:

“What we learned this week about the Trump campaign’s meeting with a Russian official is deeply disturbing and highly unethical,” said Congresswoman Terri Sewell. “What’s worse, the Trump campaign’s failure to disclose their meeting to our intelligence community even after news broke on Russian election interference was a complete breach of basic civic responsibility. On the House Intelligence Committee, it’s our job to gather all the facts about this meeting, including testimony from those who attended and any related documents. The American people deserve to know whether this meeting was used by the Russians to test the waters with the Trump campaign and what follow up was conducted by Russian officials.”


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.