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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

Representing the 11th District of California

Congressman DeSaulnier’s Statement on Special Counsel Mueller’s Press Statement

May 29, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) made the following statement on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s press statement.

“On his final day as Special Counsel, Robert Mueller took the rare step of speaking publicly to the American people. He made it clear that President Trump was not exonerated by his investigation, but that while Department of Justice (DOJ) policy prevented him from charging a sitting President with a crime, Congress could do so. He was equally clarion in saying, ‘if we had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.’ Congress must do its job, which includes overriding the DOJ policy that protects the president under any circumstance, and beginning an impeachment inquiry.

“Let’s not forget the purpose of this report was to investigate Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Today, Mueller reiterated the seriousness of the multiple, systematic efforts to interfere in our election, and called on every American to pay attention to it. The 2020 election is around the corner and we have not done enough to safeguard our election systems.”

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