Press Release: Senators Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch Must Protect The Rule of Law

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 2, 2018
CONTACT: Katie Matheson | Alliance for a Better Utah
katie@betterutah.org

SENATORS MIKE LEE AND ORRIN HATCH MUST PROTECT THE RULE OF LAW

Salt Lake City, UT With the expected release of the House Intelligence Committee classified memo about the Russia investigation, Alliance for a Better Utah called on Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee to support bipartisan legislation that would protect the Special Counsel investigation into interference in the 2016 election, led by Robert Mueller, from any attempts to end it prematurely.

“As attorneys and lawmakers, Senators Lee and Hatch swore to uphold the rule of law and defend the Constitution,” said Chase Thomas, policy and advocacy counsel for Better Utah. “We urge our senators to uphold their oaths, act in their capacities as Congressional leaders, and support bipartisan legislation to protect the investigation led by Mr. Mueller, regardless of where they think it may lead.”

On January 21st, a petition signed by a large body of Utah lawyers calling for Senators Hatch and Lee to support legislation that would protect the investigation was printed as a full-page ad in the Salt Lake Tribune. Utahns can sign a similar petition started by Better Utah which has over 180 signatures.

“It is necessary for Americans to have faith in our institutions and their processes. Any action to discredit, and any failure to protect, the important work of Mr. Mueller and his investigation is a disservice to the American people and American institutions,” continued Thomas. “At such a volatile time in our nation’s history, passivity will not suffice. We hope Senators Hatch and Lee will take the right steps to support the essential work being done by Mr. Mueller.”

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Alliance for a Better Utah is a good government advocacy and watchdog organization based in Salt Lake City. The organization works to improve the lives of all Utahns by ensuring balance, transparency, and accountability in Utah politics, policy, and government. More information at www.betterutah.org.

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