Washington, D.C. – Today, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) made the following statement about President Trump’s scheduled meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin:

“President Trump arranged this meeting with President Putin without ever having substantively acknowledged Putin’s role in ordering an attack on our democratic values and our system of government. He is going in to the meeting without having created any kind of strategy to prevent future Russian attacks, and he has reportedly drawn up a list of ‘concessions’ to offer the Russian government. We should be seriously concerned about what he is going to do, and what message it will send to the world.”