DALLAS — Dr. Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Dallas, releases the following statement in response to Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s indictments of Paul Manafort and Richard Gates, which were announced Monday, Oct. 30, 2017:
“Months of investigation and millions of wasted taxpayer dollars have yielded absolutely no evidence of any collusion between President Trump and Russia. The president’s supporters are smart enough to understand that the Russia investigation is no more than an attempt by the left — and some in the Republican establishment—to paralyze President Trump and to prevent him from enacting his conservative agenda. I predict that nothing short of a picture showing President Trump holding a flashlight while the Russians are breaking into our voting machines will diminish the president’s strong support from Evangelical Christians.
“It should not be forgotten that Evangelical Christians voted for President Trump by the largest margin in history. For many Christians, President Trump’s election not only represented God giving America another chance, but perhaps a last chance to reverse our nation’s downward death spiral.
“That’s why exit polling indicated that much of this strong support was due to his commitment to nominating conservative federal judges and Supreme Court justices and his vow to protect the unborn from being slaughtered in the wombs of their mothers — commitments many evangelicals believe he has spent the past year fulfilling despite obstructionism from Congress.
“And that’s why, with the President at my side last week at a Republican fundraiser, I said, ‘Mr. President, those of us who are your supporters cannot allow that obstruction of your agenda to happen, and with God’s help, we will not allow that to happen.’”
Dr. Robert Jeffress is a best-selling author of 24 books, a nationally and internationally syndicated TV and radio host and the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Dallas, one of the largest and most influential churches in America. Pathway to Victory, Dr. Jeffress’ broadcast ministry, airs daily nationwide on more than 900 radio stations and is broadcast live to 195 countries. His latest book is, “A Place Called Heaven: 10 Surprising Truths About Your Eternal Home,” available at bookstores everywhere. He is an evangelical advisor to the president of the United States, Donald J. Trump.