Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. Calls on President Trump to Cancel Putin Summit

Jul 13, 2018 Issues: National Security

WASHINGTON — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement on the indictment of twelve Russian intelligence officers for offenses related to the 2016 election:

“Vladimir Putin is not a competitor. He is a master manipulator and an enemy to democracy. Today’s federal indictment of twelve Russian military officers for conspiring to interfere with the 2016 presidential election is further evidence pointing to the conclusion that Mr. Putin did his best to elect his favored candidate. President Trump should cancel his meeting with Mr. Putin and demand a comprehensive, enforceable agreement that Russia will end its attacks on democratic elections.”