Bennet Statement on President’s Decision to Release the Republican House Intelligence Committee Memo

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the below statement following President Trump's decision to release the Republican House Intelligence Committee memo:

"It is the sacred duty of elected officials to put the interests of our country ahead of their own political fate. Anyone who does not see that this is a concerted effort to distort the record, and ultimately undermine the incontrovertible reputation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the credibility of his investigation, is failing to uphold that duty.

"Having had the privilege to work with the FBI earlier in my career, I find it particularly disgraceful that the President would disregard the judgement of the men and women at the FBI and the Justice Department. By releasing the memo, he is undermining the investigation into a foreign adversary's interference in our democratic process and continuing to assault the integrity of the U.S. intelligence community. The President is showing, once again, that he cares more about himself than the country."