Kaptur Calls for Release of Special Counsel Mueller’s Report
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Kaptur spoke in favor of H. Con. Res. 24, expressing the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Mueller, including any findings, should be made available to the public and Congress. The legislation subsequently passed the House of Representatives with an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 420-0. Below are Rep. Kaptur’s remarks during floor debate on the bill:
Rep. Kaptur: I’d like to thank Chairman Nadler for yielding. My call today is for full transparency with a clear focus on the sinister motives of Russia’s corrupt leaders.
Their interference in our 2016 elections has created confusion, anger, bewilderment, and division. Exactly what Russia wanted.
Today’s resolution calls for the Department of Justice to make Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, along with any findings, available to the public to the maximum extent permitted by law, and to provide the report and its findings in its entirety to the Congress of the United States.
Whether you view Special Counsel Mueller as a patriot, conducting a nonpartisan investigation into a foreign power’s possible influence in American elections or as a witch hunt, a full accounting and public release of the findings is needed to heal our political differences.
This is not about embarrassing President Trump, this is about closure and full disclosure. If there was no collusion - as the President has emphasized - then he should want complete transparency.
The American people deserve no less.