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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Castro Statement on Manafort and Gates Indictments and Papadopoulos Plea

Oct 30, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement:

“George Papadopoulos’ plea and Paul Manafort’s and Rick Gates’ indictments are significant developments in Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation and shine further light on the disturbing contacts high-level Trump campaign officials had with Russians. Evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian agents continues to mount. Mr. Mueller must be able to continue his thorough and impartial probe without interference or obstruction by the White House.

“The House Committee’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election will also continue to move forward. We will follow the facts wherever they lead to determine the full extent of the attack and to prevent future attempts to disrupt our democracy.”

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