Focus on Congress
From the office of Rep. Val Demings
Yesterday, Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III delivered to the Attorney General a report on his inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Rep. Val Demings released this statement:
“As representatives, we took an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. To that end, Congress is currently engaged in multiple investigations to stand against corruption, obstruction, and abuse of power. The Special Counsel’s report is a welcome contribution to our work to uphold the rule of law. I look forward to reviewing its findings and determining our next steps.
“Mueller’s investigation has led to 37 indictments. President Trump’s campaign manager, personal lawyer, national security advisor, and three other advisors have pleaded guilty or been convicted of federal crimes, including Conspiracy Against the United States. The Special Counsel’s evidence will contribute significantly to the numerous criminal and congressional investigations which are still ongoing.
“The American people deserve the full story. Members of the House of Representatives, of both parties, voted unanimously last week that the Mueller report should be released publicly to us and to the American people. During his confirmation hearing, Attorney General Barr said that ‘my goal will be to provide as much transparency as I can consistent with the law.’ It is my expectation that Attorney General Barr will keep his word.”
Demings serves as the member of the US House of Representatives from Florida’s 10th congressional district, which includes parts of Orlando, Apopka, Eatonville, Ocoee, Winter Garden, and Windermere. She also served as Chief of the Orlando Police Department, the first woman to hold the position. She was the Democratic nominee in both 2012 and 2016 to represent Florida’s 10th congressional district, the latter of which Demings won, and was re-elected in 2018.