Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

Congressman Sherman: Is This the Beginning of Watergate 2.0?


Feb 15, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C.Congressman Brad Sherman released the following statement:

“The American people deserve to know the truth.  The firing of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn is just the tip of the iceberg.

“A now famous 35-page dossier on President Trump compiled by Christopher Steele alleged that Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen met with Russian officials in Prague in August.  Cohen tweeted the front of his passport in an attempt to prove that the meeting never happened, which is incredibly unconvincing.  Even the inside of the passport would not bare a Czech Republic stamp if Cohen first flew to most any other European country.  

“I am renewing my request for the appointment of a Special Counsel to specifically focus on whether this meeting happened in Prague.  Also, we’ve now learned that U.S. intelligence is aware of conversations between Trump’s staff and Russian officials, Congress, in a classified setting, must be able to read the transcripts of those conversations to the extent available.

The key issue here is whether the Trump campaign coordinated or encouraged:

  1. Russian government paid operatives to work on trumps behalf posting comments and “fake news.”
  2. the cyber burglary of John Podesta and DNC

“The continued release of information about Russia’s cyber-burglary of the DNC and the potential for Russian collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia could be the beginning of Watergate 2.0.”