Sen. Mitt Romney expects 'total honesty' from Trump administration

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HEBER CITY — Sen. Mitt Romney expects "total honesty" from President Donald Trump and his administration.

"It's not a crime to lie. It's just wrong. I think it's morally wrong. I reject people who lie. I reject lies," he said.

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The Utah Republican's comments came in response to questions Wednesday about special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether Trump should be impeached at a town hall meeting at the Heber City Police Department.

Romney earlier said that some of Mueller's findings, particularly dishonesty in the administration, "sickened" him.

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A crowd of about 70 people, including two men wearing red Make America Great Again hats, also asked Romney about climate change, socialism and China during the hourlong exchange.

The state's junior senator told the residents that he would be making his first speech on the Senate floor next week about matters "we care about," but particularly on foreign policy. Romney is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and chairman of the Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia and Counterterrorism.

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Romney faced a string of questions at the town hall meeting about the Mueller investigation and Democrats' efforts to launch impeachment proceedings against Trump. He said it would be difficult to make a case for obstruction of justice against the president.

"There were things that were said in that report which suggested that people in the administration had said things that were untrue, and I've found that disheartening because I expect total honesty by the highest office in the land," he said.

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"And if they make a mistake and say something that's untrue, I expect them to come out and say, 'I made a mistake,' and clarify it."

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