Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Rush Statement on the House Intelligence Committee Release of Nunes Memo

Feb 2, 2018
Press Release

CHICAGO — Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after the House Intelligence Committee released a memo, authored by Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.):

“The intelligence community concluded that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election and will certainly do it again.  But, instead of working to protect the integrity of future elections, Trump and his Congressional Republican sycophants have reduced themselves to doing absolutely anything to delegitimize the ongoing Trump–Russia investigations.  The release of the Nunes memo is nothing more than a partisan sham that seeks to undermine long-standing and well-respected institutions and confuse the American people.  Make no mistake about it, this memo is simply propaganda, filled with talking points that have been shouted on Trump–friendly outlets for months and complete with misleading information.  This is a disgraceful moment where norms have been disregarded for the sole purpose of dismantling and undermining an independent investigation and protecting a beleaguered president.”