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— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) April 22, 2019
As you know, last Thursday's release of the redacted Mueller Report has caused a public outcry for truth and accountability. Since its release, our Committees of jurisdiction and their staffs have spent the holiday weekend reviewing its contents. Our country is well served by the exceptional leadership of our Chairs to seek the truth for the American people.
While we do not have the full report and the underlying exhibits, including the grand jury testimony, two of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's conclusions stand out: one, the "sweeping and systematic" Russian interference in our elections; and two, the President's repeated efforts to thwart cooperation with the independent prosecutors in their pursuit of justice.
Mueller - Conclusion - Interference - Elections - House
As to Mueller's conclusion regarding Russian interference in our elections, House Democrats have led the way to strengthen our democracy with the early passage of H.R. 1.
The For The People Act addresses the sweeping election protection, ethics reforms, and voting rights protections that the public has demanded to ensure that each voter has an equal voice and that their votes are counted as cast. We continue to urge our Senate colleagues to take up these reforms. And in light of the President's defenders arguing in defense of receiving and weaponizing stolen emails, we continue to press our Republican House counterparts to take up our pledge to refuse to use stolen, hacked, or falsified information in campaigns because the American people deserve honest debate.
President - Conduct - Congress - Duty - Oath
As to the President's conduct, we will scrupulously assert Congress' constitutional duty to honor our oath of office to support and defend the Constitution and our democracy. That includes honoring the Article I responsibility of the legislative branch to conduct oversight over the other branches of government, unified in our search for the truth and in upholding the security of our elections.
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