Langevin Statement on Cohen Guilty Plea and Manafort Conviction

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued the following statement on today’s guilty plea by the President’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, and the conviction of former Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort:

“Today’s guilty verdict against President Trump’s former campaign manager and the guilty plea of his former personal attorney are part of a troubling pattern of corruption that has plagued the President’s tenure in office. The utter disregard for the rule of law on display by President Trump’s inner circle should be an affront to all Americans regardless of their political affiliation.

“These developments provide further proof that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is anything but a ‘witch hunt.’ The American people deserve the truth, and it is essential that Mueller be able to continue his work unabated and free from political influence.”