Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released a statement following Special Counsel Mueller’s indictment of Russian nationals for meddling in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election:
“Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation has produced indictments against Russian nationals who purposely sowed discord amongst Americans during and after the 2016 election. The indictment backs up the assertion of the Intelligence Community that Russia meddled in the election.
“Additionally, the indictment makes clear that Russia’s aim has not been singularly focused on just the election. Russia’s efforts to sow discord have continued and they have exploited the current state of our political discourse to divide us and turn the American people against each other.
“This should be a revealing wakeup call. Russia has exploited our current political climate and has made progress in undermining Americans’ trust in our political institutions. We cannot afford to ignore this threat.”