Friday, U.S. Representative Terri A. Sewell, D-Selma, released a statement on the Department of Justice’s release of a redacted version of the Special Counsel’s report on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
“Even in its incomplete form, the redacted Special Counsel report makes one thing very clear: irrespective of whether President Trump and his campaign’s actions were criminal, they were dishonest, unethical, immoral and, ultimately, unpatriotic,” Congresswoman Sewell said. “The American people deserve better from their public officials, especially those who serve at the highest levels of our government, and transparency demands that Congress is presented with the full report and underlying materials.”
Senator Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said that it was “good news” that Mueller’s team found insufficient evidence to charge Trump with conspiring with Russia to influence the 2016 election.
“The business of government can move on,” Trump said. “Even so, I am sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the President; I am also appalled that, among other things, fellow citizens working in a campaign for president welcomed help from Russia-including information that had been illegally obtained; that none of them acted to inform American law enforcement; and that the campaign chairman was actively promoting Russian interests in Ukraine.”
“Reading the report is a sobering revelation of how far we have strayed from the aspirations and principles of the founders,” Romney concluded.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R) condemned Romney’s comments.
Despite 18 months of investigations with 19 attorneys and 40 FBI agents, Robert Mueller failed to indict Donald Trump or any of his family.
Trump’s Democratic opponents in Congress are now focusing their efforts on investigating the President’s taxes.
Congresswoman Terri Sewell is a senior member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.