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  • Perlmutter outlines reasons for joining "emoluments" lawsuit against Trump
    Posted in In the News on June 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter said Friday he's suing President Donald Trump because he believes it's a violation of the Constitution if the president's businesses keep receiving payments from foreign governments without an OK from Congress. Perlmutter is among the nearly 200 congressional Democrats - including all three fellow Democrats in Colorado's congressional delegation, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette and Jared Polis - who signed on this week to a lawsuit charging Trump wit... Read more

  • House Democrats Ask Deutsche Bank for Info on Trump, Russia
    Posted in In the News on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Democratic lawmakers are asking Deutsche Bank (DB) for information on Donald Trump and Russia. In a letter to Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan, Democratic members of the House Financial Services Committee requested the firm provide details on two politically charged matters -- a Russian trading scandal and its dealings with President Trump and his family members. Lawmakers criticized Deutsche Bank for its lack of transparency and questioned whether its internal reviews of the matter were completely ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Appointment of Special Counsel
    Posted in In the News on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the appointment of a Special Counsel to oversee the Trump-Russia investigation. “After calling for an independent investigation for months, I am pleased to see the DOJ appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel. This is a step in the right direction to ensure a thorough and independent investigation.” ### Read more

  • Colorado delegation applauds appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel in Russia probe
    Posted in In the News on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Members of Colorado’s congressional delegation backed Wednesday’s announcement that former FBI Director Robert Mueller had been named special counsel for the federal investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Lawmakers praised the selection of Mueller, a former prosecutor who ran the FBI for 12 years, as a sound choice, even as some Democrats said they still believe an independent commission should be established to look into allegations of Russian involvement with associates... Read more

  • Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe; Colo. lawmakers react
    Posted in In the News on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was given sweeping power Wednesday to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, with a broad mandate that could encompass any questionable actions of President Donald Trump's associates and possibly even the circumstances of last week's abrupt firing of James Comey. The Justice Department's appointment of Mueller as a special counsel is an acknowledgment of growing public demands to place the politically charged inqui... Read more

  • This appointment of a special counsel is great, according to Colorado’s reps and senators
    Posted in In the News on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Colorado Democrats and Republicans agree — at least the ones who are talking. Appointing former FBI director Robert Mueller to get to the bottom of whatever is going on between the Trump administration, its associates and the Russian government is a good move. Democrats, though, are taking a “it’s about time!” stance, while Republicans are a bit more cautious. Mueller was named “special counsel” on Wednesday. If you’re wondering what the difference is between a special prosecutor and a special c... Read more

  • Colorado Democrats call for probe after report Trump shared classified intel with Russians
    Posted in In the News on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Colorado Democrats are calling for an independent investigation in the face of a bombshell media report that President Donald Trump shared highly sensitive, classified intelligence about the Islamic State with Russian diplomats during a White House visit last week, a revelation that Trump appeared to both confirm and defend early Tuesday. The original report from the Washington Post said Trump revealed highly classified information about the self-proclaimed Islamic State to Russian Foreign Minis... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement to President Trump Allegedly Revealing Classified Information to Russian Officials
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement in reaction to news reports that President Trump revealed classified information to Russian officials during a recent meeting: “President Trump and his surrogates’ cozy relationship with Russian officials has always been concerning but his alleged sharing of sensitive and classified information with Russian officials is alarming and constitutes a serious national security risk. The Trump Administration’s erratic a... Read more

  • Trump allegedly leaked classified info to Russians: How Colorado's members of Congress are reacting
    Posted in In the News on May 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump shared highly classified information about U.S. operations involving the Islamic State with two high-ranking Russian officials in a meeting last week, according to a story first published by the Washington Post and later corroborated by multiple other news organizations on Monday. The White House has called the report false, but news outlets are standing by their stories. In Congress, most members have been cautious in their reactions, but many say if the stor... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Lakewood, Colo. - U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the U.S. airstrikes in Syria: “As I said in 2013, Assad’s use of chemical weapons against Syrian’s was unthinkable, reprehensible and a clear violation of international law. At the time I supported President Obama using targeted military action against the Assad regime to prevent further atrocities. And while President Obama respectfully deferred to Congress for additional authority, ultimately military acti... Read more

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