Republican leadership resorts to propaganda to shield Trump from the Russian probe

(San Francisco, February 2, 2018)—The following is a statement from Need to Impeach Founder Tom Steyer following the release of a memo from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes:

“Leadership of the GOP has sunk to a new low. Releasing a discredited document that distorts facts and alleges wrongdoing by FBI Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the FBI, and the Department of Justice is not only irresponsible, it undermines those who are trying to get to the bottom of Russian interference in the 2016 election and protect our democracy.

Let’s be clear: this act by House Republicans is more than just a distraction. It’s a blatant attempt to discredit Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation with unfounded conspiracy theories. Americans should be deeply alarmed that the GOP is now actively engaging in such a smear campaign against our law enforcement and intelligence agencies as Mueller’s investigation closes in on Trump.

Trump and those close to him know that the walls are closing in and they will stop at nothing to protect themselves—even if it means attacking the foundation of our democracy. The American people cannot lose focus as these assaults unfold. We must demand that our elected Democratic and Republican leaders in office act to remove this dangerous president from office immediately.”

Steyer launched the Need to Impeach movement through television and social networking ads on October 20, 2017, calling on supporters to sign a petition. Nearly 4.5 million people have since signed on, creating a digital army of supporters that many political strategists call a formidable and powerful political tool. Learn more at

Steyer is available for media interviews by contacting Need to Impeach Head of Communications Erik Olvera at [email protected].