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Senator Murray: “What we’re hearing about—the idea of an American President repeatedly pressuring a foreign government to investigate a political rival—is gross corruption and completely outside of our democratic norms” 

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray issued the following statement regarding recent reports concerning a whistleblower complaint that has been withheld from Congress and President Trump’s admission that he and members of his team pressed the Ukraine government on multiple occasions to manufacture an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden.   

“What we’re hearing about—the idea of an American President repeatedly pressuring a foreign government to investigate a political rival—is gross corruption and completely outside of our democratic norms. It is essential that Congress have access to every piece of information relevant to the whistleblower’s complaint so that we can investigate immediately, take appropriate action, and make it abundantly clear to this President that despite what he may think, this isn’t how things work in the United States.”

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