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Rep. Donna Shalala’s Statement on President Trump’s Conversations with the President of Ukraine Regarding his Political Rival

Washington, September 24, 2019 | Carlos Condarco (2022253931)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Donna Shalala (FL-27) released the following statement:

“I swore an oath to defend the Constitution. The allegations surrounding President Trump’s actions are extremely disturbing. If true – that President Trump attempted to use the power of his office to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political rival – this would represent an abuse of power, a serious threat to our national security, and an attempt to undermine the very foundations of our democracy.”

“The Acting Director of National Intelligence must provide Congress with the whistleblower’s complaint, along with the Intelligence Community Inspector General’s Report, no later than Thursday when he is scheduled to appear in front of the House Intelligence Committee.”

“If the Acting Director of National Intelligence chooses to violate the law and not hand over both the report and complaint to Congress, together with any transcripts related to the allegations in the report, I have no other choice but to support beginning an impeachment investigation.”