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Dem Rep Won’t Say She Accepts Mueller’s ‘No Collusion’ Conclusion

"I think what I accept is that Robert Mueller did a very thorough job and he has made the assessment that there was no collusion..."

By NTK Staff | 03.25.2019 @11:16am

During an interview on Sunday, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) refused to accept the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report, which claimed that there was no evidence of collusion between President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia.

According to the summary of the report that Attorney General William Barr sent to congressional leaders on Sunday, Mueller’s 675-day investigation found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt asked Jackson Lee whether she agreed with this assessment.

“I think first of all we should just remind the American public of how we got here. We got here because of levels and layers of evidence of Russia’s intrusion into the 2016 election, WikiLeaks, the dumping of emails, the conspicuous call to the president during his campaign for Roger Stone saying emails are about to be dumped,” Jackson Lee began, “and then we got here, as well, not by Democrats, but by the Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein, who thought that after the incident with Director Comey, that there was enough evidence or enough concern to the rule of law to open a special counsel investigation.”

“The Judiciary Committee, Chairman Nadler, and all of us on the Judiciary Committee want to be sobering and deliberate in our view. The first order of business is to release the report,” Jackson Lee added.

“While there’s jubilation in the president’s camp, then let’s have the president urge the attorney general to release the report in its totality to the American people,” Jackson Lee said. “Secondarily, let us make sure the oversight committees, particularly in the House, like the Judiciary Committee, get every document because our task is to continue the review of this and to provide to the American people our assessment, our view, which we want do as quickly as possible.

Hunt pressed Jackson Lee whether she agreed with Mueller’s conclusion that there was no collusion.

“I think what I accept is that Robert Mueller did a very thorough job, and he has made the assessment that there was no collusion. Again, that is not a legal term. It’s conspiracy. But his decision was based on a whole number of factors and investigations, and what I am saying is, we in the Judiciary Committee want to review those documents,” Jackson Lee said.

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