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Brooks votes to make Mueller report public

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Thursday, Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, voted in favor of legislation that would make the report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller public when it is released.

H.Con.Res. 24, requires that the Special Counsel Mueller should be made available to the public and to Congress. H.Con.Res. 24 passed the House 420 to 0.

“The American people deserve to know what the $25 million Mueller investigation uncovered,” Congressman Brooks said. “The FBI investigation began more than 2 ½ years ago. The Mueller segment of that investigation is in its 22nd month. Frankly, the costly Mueller probe should have ended months ago. The Mueller Report should be made public so that the public can judge for itself if alleged Russian election interference convinced a single American to change his or her vote in 2016.”

“No Americans have stated they were fooled by the Russians into voting for Donald Trump,” Rep. Brooks continued. “Yet, American taxpayers have been forced to fund the futile Mueller probe. Nancy Pelosi admitted Monday that Socialist Democrats have failed to produce any persuasive evidence of an impeachable offense by President Trump. For the last 2 ½ years, Socialist Democrats have perpetrated a scam on the American people in an attempt to delegitimize President Trump. They have shamelessly stopped at nothing to see the duly elected President of the United States removed from office. It is time the American people learn the full facts of the Mueller probe so we can put this regrettable period behind us.”

The Democrats paid a former British Intelligence operative, Christopher Steele, to prepare a report on, then candidate, Donald J. Trump (R). The quasi-official Steele dossier alleged that the Trump campaign conspired with Wiki-Leaks and Russian intelligence to spread information on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to influence voters not to elect her. The “opposition research” apparently had little effect on the 2016 campaign as Trump was elected anyway; however in the days following Trump’s victory the allegations in the Steele dossier eventually found its way to some Democrats in Congress, elements in the Justice Department and FBI hostile to Mr. Trump, and certain mainstream media reporters.

Angry Democrats suspected that the election may have been “stolen” from them and that Russian President Vladimir Putin may have been involved. Trump nominees were grilled on their knowledge of Russian involvement in the 2016 campaign. After it was discovered that Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) had not disclosed two meetings with the Russian Ambassador during his confirmation hearings; Sessions announced that he was recusing himself from the Russian investigation. His responsibilities then fell on Trump appointee, Rod Rosenstein who was Deputy Attorney General.

Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Comey’s duties fell on career FBI agent Andrew McCabe. McCabe and Rosenstein met and allegedly shared their lack of confidence in Trump’s fitness for office. McCabe began formal investigations into the President. Rosenstein made the decision to appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a Special Counsel.

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Since 2017 Mueller and his team of hand-picked attorneys and top FBI and IRS investigators have been investigating the President, the 2016 election, and anybody close to the President. They have proven: that former Trump campaign manager cheated on his taxes; that National Security Advisor Michael Flynn lied to the investigation about conversations he had with the Russian government during the Trump transition; that former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen was a tax cheat. influence peddler, and bank fraudster; that a number of Trump aides lied to or misled investigators; and uncovered evidence that Trump may have paid a former porn star to keep quiet about allegations of a past romantic encounter. Unless there is a late revelation; the Mueller investigation has not proven the Steele dossier collusion allegations were true. Collusion also is technically; not illegal in of itself.

Democrats in the House could still introduce articles of impeachment against the President if they find compelling evidence in the report, but it is unlikely that Trump would ever be removed by the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate.

The Senate has not voted on a motion to make the Mueller report public. When, and if, the report is published the Alabama Political Reporter will share a link to it for our readers.

Rep. Mo Brooks represents the Fifth Congressional District. He is serving his fifth term after previous service as a Madison county commissioner, state representative, and prosecutor.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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