Rep. Davis: Report of White House Pressuring FBI Another Reason for Independent Investigation into Russian Influence on Election and White House

Feb 24, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) released the following statement on reports that White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus pressured the FBI regarding its investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 election.

“This latest report of the White House pressuring the FBI to comment on a pending investigation can be added to a list – a list that keeps growing – of reasons to have a full, bipartisan and independent investigation into the 2016 election and the President’s Russian ties.

“A bill, which I am cosponsoring, to create a commission to look into the 2016 election is sitting in the House. I urge my Republican colleagues to join with Democrats to not only pass this bill but amend it to include an investigation into the influence Russia has on the White House. Republicans should not enable bad behavior."