The American people deserve to see the Mueller Report says U.S. Representative Mike Quigley

Date: 
03/22/2019
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U.S. Represetative Mike Quigley

“The House unanimously agreed that the American people deserve to see Special Counsel Mueller’s report in its entirety," says U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), following notification from the Department of Justice that Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III submitted his report, about the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and related matters, to the Attorney General William P. Barr.

"Anything less than full transparency is unacceptable, especially if Mueller has any reason to believe that the President, or any of his close associates, have engaged in any wrongdoing," continues Quigley, who serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

"Furthermore, given the Department of Justice’s position that a sitting president is immune from indictment, Congress is the only institution that has the ability to hold the President accountable for any potential criminal misconduct. Therefore, it is imperative that Congress also receives the underlying evidence uncovered during the Mueller investigation so the public can have confidence knowing that we will continue to investigate and hold all those involved in efforts to undermine our democracy accountable for their actions.”

Barr sent a letter to Congressional members stating, "I am reviewing the report and anticipate that I may be in a position to advise you of the Special Counsel’s principal conclusions as soon as this weekend. 

Mueller's work has led to a series of indictments and convictions of more than a half-dozen former aides to President Trump. Others with Trump connections are under investigation by federal investigators in New York and elsewhere while other cases may never be brought to conclusions because defendants cannot be extradited to the U.S. 

While Mueller brought charges against 34 people and three companies during approximately two years of his work, there are no additional indictments being recommended.

There is a range of reactions about this highly anticipated investigative conclusion and no end of opinions being expressed about what is in the report, who will be able to read it and what the public will learn.

NPR's Carrie Johnson wraps up the issues around the Mueller in a pod cast.

In the Washington Post, they say, "The Mueller report just dropped. Here’s what happens next"

CNN has a series of stories.

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