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May 17, 2017 | Contact:

Lindsey Davis Stover Calls on Barbara Comstock to Take Action Creating Independent Investigation into Russian Attack on Democracy

McLean, VA – Lindsey Davis Stover, candidate for Virginia’s 10th congressional district, today released the following statement calling on Barbara Comstock to sign the discharge petition introduced today to force a floor vote on a bill to create an independent commission to investigate ties between the Trump campaign and Russia:

“We need bold leadership.  Barbara Comstock must hold Trump and his associates accountable by pushing for a truly independent investigation to discover the truth. Political posturing and empty platitudes are not enough. We need courageous leaders with integrity who will put country over politics. The safety of the American people, the rule of law and our national security are at risk.

“The events of the past week demand immediate action from Congress. First, FBI director Comey was fired in the middle of an investigation that is examining the Trump campaign's possible collusion with the Russian attack on our democracy. Then, highly classified intelligence on terrorist plots was leaked to Russian officials endangering us and alienating vital allies. Now, there are explosive allegations of interference with the FBI's investigation of Michael Flynn’s ties to Russia. There is one person at the middle of all these stunning developments -- the President himself.

“This is not a time for politics, it is a time to put our country first.  We have too much at stake.”


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