Keith Ellison Statement on Trump Siding with Russia Over DNC Hack

Wednesday, January 4, 2016

Via Press Release

Washington, DC – Keith Ellison released the following statement after President-elect Donald Trump tweeted about the DNC hack:
 
“President-elect Trump has again sided with Russia in its mission to undermine our democracy. Not surprising since his campaign is the one that benefited from Putin's actions. 
 
“It’s clear. Trump is loyal to one person: himself.
 
“Over the course of the campaign, Donald Trump said he thought Vladimir Putin was a better leader than President Obama, repeatedly dodged questions about his financial interests in Russia, and employed a campaign manager who is the personal lobbyist for pro-Russian Ukrainian officials. He’s even appointed Exxon CEO, close friend of Putin, and recipient of the Russian Order of Friendship Rex Tillerson to be the next Secretary of State.
 
“As DNC Chair, I will invest in cyber security and create a permanent cybersecurity advisory group to prevent future attacks. We cannot allow our political institutions to crumble at the hands of foreign governments that are not our friends. The American people expect our President-elect to stand up for American interests, not defend foreign powers who wish to do us harm.
 
“We need our leaders and political parties to bring people together, treat them with respect, and embrace our shared American values. We may be at odds in the political system, but we expect our leaders to put America first, not a foreign strong man.”

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