WARWICK, RI – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued the following statement regarding the Department of Justice’s release of a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report:
“I am continuing to read the redacted version of Special Counsel Mueller’s report. However, as previously reported, it is clear that the Special Counsel did not make a determination on whether President Trump’s questionable actions, including his firing of former FBI Director James Comey, constituted obstruction of justice. Conveniently, the individual with the authority to make this determination is President Trump’s hand-picked Attorney General, who auditioned for the position by touting his belief that a sitting president is incapable of obstructing justice. The Attorney General’s past actions hardly instill public trust in the process.
“While I am relieved that Attorney General Barr has committed to releasing an unredacted version of the report to Congress, Special Counsel Mueller must testify before the House and Senate as soon as possible. It is imperative that the American people have an opportunity to hear the Special Counsel discuss his findings without further spin or interpretation from the Attorney General.”