Statement of Senate Intel Vice Chair Sen. Mark R. Warner
Press Contact: Rachel Cohen (Warner) 202 306 3278
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
~ On the release of Volume 5 of Senate Intelligence Committee's bipartisan Russia report ~
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the below statement on the release of the fifth and final volume of the Committee's bipartisan Russia investigation titled, "Volume 5: Counterintelligence Threats and Vulnerabilities":
"After more than three and a half years of work, millions of documents, and hundreds of witness interviews, I'm proud that the Committee's report speaks for itself.
"At nearly 1,000 pages, Volume 5 stands as the most comprehensive examination of ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign to date – a breathtaking level of contacts between Trump officials and Russian government operatives that is a very real counterintelligence threat to our elections. I encourage all Americans to carefully review the documented evidence of the unprecedented and massive intervention campaign waged on behalf of then-candidate Donald Trump by Russians and their operatives and to reach their own independent conclusions.
"This cannot happen again. As we head into the heat of the 2020 campaign season, I strongly urge campaigns, the executive branch, Congress and the American people to heed the lessons of this report in order to protect our democracy."
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