STATEMENT: Trump Left No Doubt He Is Part of Conspiracy Against U.S., CAP’s Neera Tanden Says

Washington, D.C. — After President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress released the following statement:

Today, the president left no doubt that he is part of the ongoing conspiracy against the United States that has already led to the indictments of 25 Russian agents. As Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats put it when Trump left for Russia, ‘the warning lights are blinking red.’ It’s reprehensible that Trump refused to condemn what the entire intelligence community has deemed an attack on the United States by Russia.

The silence and lack of oversight from Republicans in Congress has also made them complicit. It cannot stand that Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court could help him obstruct justice by ruling in Trump’s favor in proceedings stemming from the special counsel. The Senate should reject Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and his nomination should not even move forward until he pledges to recuse. The crime is still in progress, and the culprit is trying to appoint his own judge.

For more information or to talk to an expert, please contact Sam Hananel at shananel@americanprogress.org or 202-478-6327.