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Rep. Posey’s Statement on Releasing the Mueller Report


Washington, March 29, 2019 - Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) issued the following statement concerning the release of the Mueller Report:

“From day one I have been frustrated by the lack of transparency of the Mueller investigation and the Department of Justice. On September 1, 2017, I wrote to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein asking what the legally required evidence was that inspired the Mueller investigation and if there was evidence of criminal activity. Three months later the Justice Department responded with a one paragraph letter refusing to answer these basic questions about the probe. 

“What did Special Counsel Mueller find?  Mueller’s report clearly states, ‘The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.’ 

“The $25 million Muller investigation issued 2,800 subpoenas, obtained 230 orders for communications, made 13 requests from foreign governments for evidence, and interviewed 500 witnesses, employed 19 lawyers (many with ties to Democrats) that were assisted by 40 FBI agents, intelligence analysts, and forensic accountants.

“The Special Counsel also examined the issue of obstruction and concluded, ‘while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.’  Taken a step further, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein’s review of the evidence along with that of AG Barr, affirms Special Counsel Mueller’s conclusion that the evidence does not establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice. Some have expressed full confidence in Mueller before he filed his report now claim to have zero confidence in him, apparently because they didn’t like the outcome. The Attorney General should move quickly to comply with the law and release the Mueller report. 

“Furthermore, during the course of investigations related to this matter, it has come to light that senior officials within the DOJ and FBI may have abused their position of public trust to advance their partisan objective and politicizing the FBI to exonerating Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton, and undermining then-Presidential candidate Trump and a sitting President. The Attorney General should move to restore public confidence in the Department of Justice by holding any wrong-doers accountable. There should be true transparency and equal justice under the law.” 

 

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