Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, talks about Sgt. Lester Archer, a Civil War Congressional Medal Honor recipient who was on Saturday morning in Pineview Cemetery in Queensbury. 

Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, released a statement on Monday in support of the Russian investigation on her Facebook page.

“In light of today’s news on the Mueller probe, I wanted to express my continued support for this investigation. The investigation into possible Russian interference in our election cycle is a serious matter and it’s important for our political process to allow it to continue so that we may get the facts. As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I will continue working on our bipartisan investigation and will follow the facts wherever they may lead.”

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former business associate, Rick Gates, were indicted Monday on charges of conspiracy against the United States, money laundering and several other financial charges.

The charges were the first stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into possible ties between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia. The indictment filed in federal court in Washington accused both men of funneling tens of millions of dollars in payments through foreign companies and bank accounts.

Manafort and Gates surrendered to federal authorities, and were expected in court later Monday to face charges brought by Mueller’s team.


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