“Today there was information about an indictment released by SDNY and I have read it. There has been a suggestion that I am ‘Congressman One’, which I cannot confirm.
As it relates to my role as a member of Congress and a candidate in 2018, the most important sentence in the indictment is this:
Therefore, if I am ‘Congressman One’, I could not have had any knowledge of the scheme described in the indictment or have involvement or coordination of it.
Separately, after several congressional colleagues reported to me that the current US Ambassador to Ukraine was disparaging President Trump to others as part of those official duties ...
My entire motivation for sending the letter was that I believe that political appointees should not be disparaging the President, especially while serving overseas.