Congresswoman Lori Trahan Statement on Release of Redacted Mueller Report
Washington, April 18, 2019
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) made this statement following the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s partially redacted report.
“I am deeply troubled by Attorney General Barr’s partisan handling of the Mueller reports’ release, including his March 24th summary, his testimony before Congress last week, and his attempt to spin the report in a press conference earlier this morning before the public or Congress was able to view the document. The Attorney General of the United States is not the President’s personal defense attorney, but you wouldn’t know that based on Mr. Barr’s performance today. The sum of his actions bring into question his independence and impartiality. I believe that the unredacted parts of the report paint a grim picture – particularly in terms of obstruction – that must be fully vetted. In my view the only way to begin restoring public trust in the handling of the Special Counsel’s investigation is for Special Counsel Mueller himself to provide public testimony in the House and Senate as soon as possible. The American people deserve the truth, and Congress must take steps to assure that they get it.”
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