Congressman Hank Johnson's E-Newsletter for August 23, 2018
It’s been a busy August work period here in Atlanta and in Washington, D.C. I was honored this month to participate in the Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit, several back-to-school events, meetings with local officials and constituents, and a successful telephone town hall. I’ve also held meetings with local businesses and organizations, including visiting a concrete plant, water treatment plant, concrete pipe builders, local broadcasters and discussing issues of the day with citizens concerned about the environment and gun violence and much, much more.
As the summer winds down, I’m looking forward to returning to Washington, D.C. after Labor Day to be your voice on Capitol Hill.
I know for many of you the elephant in room is the news this week that close associates of President Trump were found guilty or plead guilty to federal crimes. They represent the fourth and fifth individuals closely tied to the president who now face possible prison time. Unfortunately, my colleagues on the other side of the aisle – especially my fellow members of the Judiciary Committee – have done nothing to hold the White House accountable. In fact, they have worked diligently to obscure facts and the truth, and protect at all costs a commander-in-chief who is now an “unindicted co-conspirator” in serious crimes.
As developments unfold, I will continue to use my platform on the Judiciary Committee to not only hold the Executive Branch accountable but help bring to justice any individual or agency that is abusing the trust (and funds) of the American people. I also pledge to work in Judiciary to protect the Mueller investigation, so they can finish their important work.
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As always, I appreciate your time and feedback. Please remember you can reach me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as e-mails, phone calls and letters. I want to wish everyone a happy upcoming Labor Day. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to represent you in Congress.