WINCHESTER — Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-10th, is calling for the release of the full report from special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.
The 448-page report released Thursday states that an investigation did not find evidence of collusion between the 2016 Trump presidential campaign and Russia.
The report identifies numerous instances in which President Donald Trump may have committed obstruction of justice by attempting to impede the investigation but leaves any determination of criminal wrongdoing to Congress.
Avin Amir, communications director for Wexton, said on Friday that the congresswoman is in line with the House Judiciary Committee, which has asked that Mueller testify by May 23.
The House Intelligence Committee also has requested Mueller’s testimony, though no hearing has been set.
“The Mueller investigation has already resulted in the public indictment of 34 individuals and three companies, seven guilty pleas, and one conviction following a jury trial — mincluding the president’s campaign adviser and national security adviser,” Wexton said in a statement on Thursday. “After review of the heavily redacted report, it is clear that there is significant evidence of wrongdoing. Congress and the American people will need to hear from Robert Mueller in order to better understand his findings.”
Wexton called for the release of the full report, unredacted “to the fullest extent of the law,” Amir said.
“This investigation also confirmed, unequivocally, that Russia interfered in the 2016 elections,” Wexton’s statement reads. “This Administration has not taken the necessary steps to safeguard our democracy and our elections from future interference by foreign powers. Our national security must be a priority and the full unredacted report must be made available to Congress.”