September 25, 2019

Wyden Statement on Trump Soliciting Dirt On a Political Rival From Ukrainian President

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., a senior member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement today in response to the summary of Donald Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky:

“The summary of this call includes outrageous conduct by Donald Trump that represents a clear threat to American democracy and national security. It remains the legal obligation of the Director of National Intelligence to turn over the full whistleblower’s complaint to Congress, so we can evaluate the full depth of the wrongdoing at issue.

“Attorney General William Barr’s role in this matter is yet another instance of his corruption of the Department of Justice to serve as Donald Trump’s personal defense attorneys.

 “Because senators have the Constitutional duty to serve as jury for impeachment proceedings I will not comment further on that front, but I want to emphasize that these represent the most serious possible charges against the president.”