Washington October 30, 2017 – Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement in the wake of indictments against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates:
“Today’s charges against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, two integral members of President Trump’s campaign, show that the special counsel is doing his job and the process is working. I’ll continue to support Bob Mueller as he follows the facts—his independence must remain sacrosanct.
“I’m also more convinced than ever that both the Judiciary Committee and Intelligence Committee must continue their oversight investigations. Congress must get to the bottom of possible obstruction of justice and collusion as well as Russia’s interference with our democratic institutions.
“On Friday afternoon I sent five letters requesting information from the White House, Michael Cohen, Facebook, Twitter and Cambridge Analytica. I expect to send more letters in the near future. I’m also looking forward to hearings this week in both Judiciary and Intelligence on Russia’s use of technology to interfere with our election.
“Bob Mueller’s criminal investigation is important, but Congress has a responsibility to get to the bottom of this and work to make sure it never happens again. That’s why it’s so vital that the congressional investigations continue.”