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Congressman Luis Gutierrez

Representing the 4th District of Illinois

Gutiérrez to Ask Sessions To Tell The Truth, The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth For A Change

November 14, 2017
Press Release
“I do not trust him or anyone in this Administration to tell the truth, to stand by their word, or to be forthright, especially with regards to Russia and connections between the Trump campaign and Vladimir Putin.”

Washington, D.C. – Rep Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) will be among those questioning Attorney General Jeff Sessions at an oversight hearing in the House Judiciary Committee this morning (link: https://judiciary.house.gov/hearing/oversight-department-justice-2017/ video: https://youtu.be/WyxDzh5IOV8).  The Congressman said he will demand that the Attorney General – for a change – tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth under oath.  In previous testimony before the Senate, the Attorney General has denied meetings with Russian officials that in fact took place, denied participating in meetings about connections between Russia and the Trump campaign that in fact took place, and otherwise failed to answer questions truthfully and completely in both oral and written testimony under oath (see, for example: “3 Times Jeff Sessions Made False Statements to Congress Under Oath,” Mother Jones, Nov. 8, 2017, http://bit.ly/2hr7089).

The following is a statement by Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez, a Member of the House Judiciary Committee.

I will demand the Attorney General tell the truth under oath.  It should go without saying, but given his track record, it needs to be said.  I don’t want the Attorney General coming back in a few days or a few weeks to correct his testimony when new facts come to light.  I do not trust him or anyone in this Administration to tell the truth, to stand by their word, or to be forthright, especially with regards to Russia and connections between the Trump campaign and Vladimir Putin.

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