Congressman Mark Meadows

Representing the 11th District of North Carolina


Rep. Meadows' Special Order Speech on Russian Dossier

Nov 8, 2017
Press Release

Rep. Meadows’ Special Order Speech on Russian Dossier

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) joined several members of the House Freedom Caucus Tuesday evening in a special order, addressing unanswered questions surrounding the Obama Justice Department’s handling of multiple issues, including the Clinton email investigation, the Uranium One deal, the Fusion GPS ‘Trump Dossier,’ and others. The members participating included Reps Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), and more.

“For the past year, as our government has been mired in a fruitless, aimless investigation on accusations of collusion between the Russian government and the 2016 Trump Presidential campaign,” Meadows said, “my colleagues on the other side of the aisle have insisted that Congress follow where the evidence leads in this investigation. I’m here to tell you today that I agree wholeheartedly—Congress should follow where the facts lead.”

“However, they’re leading in a very different direction than the mainstream media narrative might suggest.”

Meadows focused his speech on the timing of the ‘Russian dossier’—the same dossier that was paid for by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee—to target then-Republican nominee for President, Donald Trump.

“We’ve learned of a fact pattern surrounding the Clinton campaign, and potentially the Obama Administration’s, involvement in a targeted campaign, using salacious information from foreign intelligence officials against then-candidate Trump.

The conclude the speech, Meadows identified four major questions Congress should examine:

  1. Why did President Obama’s campaign begin paying almost a million dollars to the very same firm the Clinton campaign used to fund the dossier, in the very same month the Clinton campaign began paying for the dossier?
  2. Why did President Obama’s FBI attempt to pay Christopher Steele for the Russian Dossier? Why was President Obama’s FBI involved in paying for a project that the Clinton campaign was orchestrating?
  3. Why brief the President at all on the dossier if much of the dossier could not be verified? Or, if President Obama’s intelligence officials had reason to treat the dossier seriously, why did they wait two months after the election until January 6 to brief the President?
  4. Why was the President’s meeting with President-elect Trump leaked to CNN four days after the briefing if, again, the dossier could not be verified?

To watch the full speech, click here.

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Rep. Meadows speaks on the House floor