WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement after reports that the President pressured the President of Ukraine to investigate political opponents and blocked a whistleblower’s complaint detailing those actions:

“We are witnessing in real time disturbing conduct and what clearly looks to be an abuse of power from the President of the United States. Today, I call for a bipartisan approach to a complete, thorough and unimpeded investigation of the whistleblower’s report.

The President and his administration’s choice to bury this report is a clear violation of law and order in our nation, which relies on the rule of law to preserve our Democracy. The American people deserve the truth and the Director of National Intelligence must either stand up for our Democracy, or be complicit in hiding that truth.

I support the work of my colleagues on the Intelligence Committee and House Leadership as they work to uncover the truth and ensure no one conducts our nation’s business outside the boundaries of our laws.”