Mitchell Statement on Russia

July 17, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement:


“Let us make no mistake: Russia is an aggressive foe and Vladimir Putin cannot be trusted. In my review of information available to me from the intelligence community, and through hearings in the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, it is clear that Russian actors made a deliberate effort to sow discord in our American electoral process and hack into our election infrastructure. While there is no sign they altered votes, this cannot be tolerated. While I support diplomatic efforts, Russia, through its forceful annexation of Crimea, shooting down a civilian airliner, supporting of Bashar al-Assad in Syria, using chemical attacks in the United Kingdom, and more, has repeatedly demonstrated it is not a friend of America.”