RI congressional delegation demands to see full Mueller report

Despite President Trump’s statement that the Mueller report exonerates him, it does not.

Senator Jack Reed argues that’s why the American people need to see the full report.

Reed and Congressman Jim Langevin say Attorney General William Barr’s 4-page summary is not enough.

“I appreciate Attorney General Barr’s analysis, but that is not the report,” says Langevin.

Barr’s summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed that Trump’s campaign did not collude with the Russian government in the 2016 presidential election,

but Democrats are planning their own investigation into Russian interference, what Langevin calls the crux of the investigation.

“This really goes to the heart of our democracy. We need to know who was involved, how they did it and make sure everyone is held accountable.”

From what was disclosed in Attorney General Barr’s summary of Mueller’s findings, Langevin and Reed find one thing particularly troubling.

“Mueller found there were potential grounds for obstruction of justice that he did not reach a conclusion. And he’s left that up to the attorney general who is a political appointee of the President,” Langevin says.

“I think that suggests we have to look very closely at the entire report,” says Reed.

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