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ADVISORY: CAP Action to Host Sen. Durbin for Speech on the Need for Investigation into Russian Influence on the 2016 Presidential Election
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: CAP Action to Host Sen. Durbin for Speech on the Need for Investigation into Russian Influence on the 2016 Presidential Election

Press Contacts

  • Tom Caiazza

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress Action Fund will host U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) on Tuesday, January 24, at 2:30 p.m. for a speech on the importance of a comprehensive investigation into the allegations of Russia’s influence on the 2016 presidential election and the Russian government’s possible ability to compromise the president.

As the United States prepares for the new administration of President-elect Donald Trump, there are continuing reports of allegations stating that attempts were made by the Russian government, under direct order of President Vladimir Putin, to compromise the president-elect. The American people deserve to know the credibility of these allegations, and they warrant serious investigation by a select committee in Congress or a commission of public officials and private citizens with subpoena power to investigate them. The allegation that an American president could be susceptible to blackmail by a hostile foreign government is historic and deeply troubling. Furthermore, the resistance of Republican leaders in the Senate and House of Representatives to an investigation surrounding Russia’s actions toward President-elect Trump is all the more inexplicable.

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WHO:

Welcoming remarks:
Neera Tanden, Center for American Progress Action Fund President and CEO

Keynote address:
U.S. Senator Richard Durbin

WHEN:

Tuesday, January 24 at 2:30pm

WHERE:

Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H Street N.W.
10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

For more information on this topic or to speak with an expert, contact Tom Caiazza at tcaiazza@americanprogress.org or 202.481.7141.