Local lawmakers respond as more details emerge of Mueller's report
The justice department sent out a letter Sunday about the findings in the two-year investigation headed by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian election interference and President Donald Trump.
Attorney General William Barr declared Sunday that Mueller's report – filed Friday - found no evidence that Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici:
The public deserves to see Special Counsel Mueller’s full report and the documents underlying it. Although the Special Counsel did not find enough evidence to bring a criminal case against the President, he also specifically said that the report did not exonerate the President, and we must remember these facts: our intelligence agencies already confirmed that Russia interfered in the 2016 election to benefit Trump’s candidacy. People associated with Trump have been indicted or convicted for lying to Congress and the FBI.
The President was negotiating a major business deal in Russia while running for President. There are still many outstanding questions about the President’s actions and conflicts of interest.
The U.S. House of Representatives will continue to fulfill its responsibility to independently investigate these issues and their repercussions on our democracy.