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McCollum Statement on President Trump’s Latest Abuse of Power

April 10, 2018
Press Release
Labeling raid on attorney’s office “attack on our country” shows urgent need to protect Mueller

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement after President Donald Trump labeled the FBI raid on his personal attorney’s office an “attack on our country”:

“After yesterday’s FBI raid targeting his personal attorney, President Donald Trump is clearly rattled. And he should be: the Special Counsel and the Department of Justice have uncovered illegal activity at the top of the Trump businesses, the Trump campaign, and the Trump-Pence White House. But the President’s fear of criminal exposure is no excuse for his comments labeling the criminal investigation of his attorney as an ‘attack on our country.’ That sort of rhetoric from the Commander-in-Chief in front of our military leadership is yet another abuse of power.

“Instead of silence as President Trump works to obstruct justice, Congressional Republicans must pass legislation I have co-sponsored that protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller from being fired without cause. Doing anything less sends the unmistakable message that Congressional Republicans will willingly let President Trump plunge our country into a Constitutional crisis.”