Sen. Patrick Leahy: ‘Mueller did his job. Now it’s time for Congress to do our job’

A redacted version of the Mueller Report has finally been released. You can read the report in full here, but there are many troubling elements already becoming clear: Donald Trump and his campaign absolutely welcomed Russian interference in the 2016 election, and Trump absolutely committed obstruction on at least 10 different occasions. While Robert Mueller said the special counsel’s office did not believe it had the legal authority to charge Trump with crimes, it most certainly passed that baton to Congress, which does have that legal authority. (You can read more about that in this post by my colleague Kerry Eleveld.)

Sen. Patrick Leahy, who is the most senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has released a red-hot statement about the Trump campaign’s efforts to benefit from a foreign government interfering in the election, and also about its failure to report it to law enforcement and its concealment of its efforts from investigators. Leahy pulled no punches in describing Trump’s obvious criminal obstruction of justice, saying, “Robert Mueller did his job. Now it’s time for Congress to do our job, as Mr. Mueller envisioned in his report. In order to do so we must view the full, unredacted report. And Mr. Mueller should testify before Congress as soon as possible.”

Hear, hear! Now do your job, Congress! Defend our laws. Be the check the Constitution demands. Prove that nobody is above the law.  

Read Sen. Leahy’s full statement below, and then pick up the phone and call your elected representatives and tell them to DO THEIR JOB. 

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