Local lawmakers respond to release of Mueller report
SPOKANE, Wash. — Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report was released Thursday morning. Attorney General William Barr and his team have spent the last few weeks redacting the nearly 400-page report.
Democrats in Congress do not agree with the redaction process and have repeatedly called for the full, unedited report to be released. Many Republicans support the redacted version being released, and are hopeful its release will help lawmakers move on from the Russia investigation.
Washington state elected officials are now responding to the release. Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers tweeted Thursday morning, saying she has long been an advocate of releasing the report.
As I’ve long said and voted for, the Mueller report needed to be made public. I’m glad that’s now happening, and in the coming days, I look forward to reviewing it myself.
— CathyMcMorrisRodgers (@cathymcmorris) April 18, 2019
Governor Jay Inslee also tweeted Thursday, speaking out against William Barr’s decision to give a press conference before the report was released. Inslee accused the Attorney General of being a “spokesman for the president.”
The Attorney General should be the nation’s top law enforcement officer – not a spokesman for the president. This press conference was a disgrace.
— Jay Inslee (@JayInslee) April 18, 2019
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