Jayapal Statement on Special Counsel Mueller’s Report
Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Pramila Jayapal released the following statement regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report to Attorney General William Barr:
“Now that Special Counsel Mueller has completed his report, it is imperative that the full report and its findings immediately be made public. This report was paid for by taxpayers in order to address the serious issues around interference of a foreign government in our elections, and potential collusion with the Trump campaign. To ensure full transparency and the confidence of the American people, this report must be released in full and with all the underlying information of Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation. The American people have a right to the truth, especially for any investigation that could implicate or exonerate the President of the United States.
“Given that the Special Counsel’s investigation had already resulted in the public indictment of 34 individuals, 3 companies, 7 guilty pleas and 1 conviction following a jury trial—including numerous top Trump campaign officials who were indicted—it is even more critical that the American people know exactly what is contained in the Mueller report.
“As a member of the House Judiciary Committee, I intend to work with my colleagues to thoroughly review all the information contained in the Mueller report as well as continue the much broader set of investigations that are part of our duty and obligation as members of the Judiciary Committee around obstruction of justice, public corruption and the emoluments clause of the Constitution, and abuse of power. Our obligation is to the Constitution and to our democracy, and we intend to fulfill that obligation.
“The Department of Justice and Congress have a longstanding precedent of transparency involving the public interest that goes back to Watergate and must continue to the present moment. I call on Attorney General Barr to immediately release the Mueller report in full. Transparency is absolutely critical.”
Issues: 116th Congress, Government Reform & Ethics