Mueller's work is not finished

By now, you've undoubtedly heard that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's "Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election" has been released to the public, minus redactions.

There are a number of bombshells in the report, which you can read for yourself in this searchable version of the report from the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/18/us/politics/mueller-report-document.html

Perhaps the most remarkable pieces of the document is the conclusion of Volume 2 of the report, which states:

[I]f we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, we are unable to reach that judgment. Accordingly, while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.

Or to put it another way, 'if we could say that obstruction did not occur, we would say that, and we are definitely not saying that obstruction did not occur.'

But, if you were to listen only to Attorney General William Barr's bizarre press conference this morning, you'd think that everything was fine because Barr declared that there was "no collusion" on five separate occasions. (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/barr-under-fire-for-news-conference-that-was-a-boon-for-trump-and-often-utilized-one-of-his-preferred-terms/2019/04/18/fc349e06-6214-11e9-9412-daf3d2e67c6d_story.html)

Representative Jerry Nadler, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has already requested that Robert Mueller testify in front of that committee no later than May 23. This is a good first step, but it's not enough: William Barr must also appear before the Judiciary Committee to explain why he has acted like Donald Trump's personal attorney instead of the Attorney General of the United States.

Today's Action: We need to hear firsthand from both Mueller and Barr

Call your Representative

  • Pramila Jayapal: DC - 202-225-3106; Seattle - 206-674-0040

  • Adam Smith: DC - 202-225-8901; Renton - 425-793-5180

Sample Script

Hi, my name is {NAME}, and I'm calling from {CITY, ZIP}. I am happy to hear that Representative Nadler has asked Robert Mueller to testify in front of the House Judiciary Commitee. However, I think that William Barr needs to appear before the House as well, to explain why he has behaved like Donald Trump's personal attorney instead of the Attorney General. I would also like to know when the full, unredacted report will be given to Congress. Please ask {Representative} to fight for these, because every American deserves to understand whether Donald Trump has committed high crimes and misdemeanors.