Chairman Crowley Statement on Undisclosed Meeting Between Presidents Trump and Putin

July 19, 2017
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley released the following statement after reports surfaced that President Donald Trump held a second, undisclosed meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“It is deeply concerning that the White House would purposefully conceal this second meeting between Presidents Trump and Putin – especially given the number of inappropriate meetings senior Trump campaign held with Kremlin-aligned individuals during the campaign. The inability of the Trump White House to honestly detail their relationships with Russia highlights just how little they regard Americans’ right to transparency from their government. Americans have a right to know what was discussed during this meeting, why it occurred, and why it was kept secret.

“Washington should be focusing on growing the economy, creating new, better-paying jobs, and expanding opportunities for all Americans. Instead, were constantly bombarded by scandals from the Trump White House. The Trump administration needs to come clean about all their contacts, relationships, and entanglements with Russia so Congress can focus on the hardest-working American families.”