Tuesday, March 26, 2019

OK congressional delegation comments on release of Mueller report

Following Sunday's release of Special Counsel Robert Meuller's report on the "Russian collusion" investigation that vindicated President Trump and his 2016 campaign, the Oklahoma congressional delegation (with the exception of 2nd District GOP Rep. Markwayne Mullin and 5th District Democratic Rep. Kendra Horn) issued their statements on the news:

REP. HERN STATEMENT ON CONCLUSION OF SPECIAL COUNSEL INVESTIGATION

WASHINGTON, DC - Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after the conclusion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into President Donald Trump.

“As I expected, Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of conspiracy or collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. Tens of millions of taxpayer dollars and nearly two years of time were wasted in pursuit of this pointless investigation,” said Rep. Hern.  “I think many of my colleagues need to apologize for the hateful and baseless accusations they’ve made against the President, looking to divide our country and discredit the accomplishments of President Trump’s administration. I look forward to the speedy release of the full report to Congress and the public. The American people deserve to see the full results of this massive waste of time and money. In the meantime, Congress can return our focus to the real issues in our country, eliminating regulations on job creators, putting Americans back to work, empowering our people to earn better wages and realize their American Dream.”

On March 14, 2019, Congress unanimously voted in favor of a resolution to make the full report of the investigation public. Rep. Hern supported this bill, you can find his statement on its passage here.

Inhofe Statement on Mueller Report

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement after Attorney General Barr released his primary conclusions from the Mueller investigation:

“The summary of the Mueller report Attorney General Barr provided to Congress today was clear: there was no evidence of collusion or obstruction of justice—and this was after nearly a two-year investigation with virtually bottomless resources. Maybe now the Democrats can stop feeding Russia’s goal of sowing discord and start working with Republicans on behalf of American families.”

Senator Lankford Issues Statement on Mueller Report

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) issued the following statement on the conclusion of the investigation lead by Robert Mueller into interference by Russia in the 2016 presidential election.

“After two years, $25 million, 500 interviews, 2,800 subpoenas, 500 search warrants, and a team of 19 lawyers and 40 FBI agents, Mr. Mueller was able to complete an exhaustive, comprehensive report that concluded that President Trump did not conspire with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election. The initial summary of the report did not find any evidence that his campaign or anyone associated with it cooperated with Russia to interfere in the election. Now that the investigation has concluded, I believe that the American people should be able to read as much as possible of the report and Congress should get back to legislating.

“During my time on the Senate Intelligence Committee, we worked on a bipartisan investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. We also did not find that anyone with the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to interfere, but it was clear that Russia has continued to work to infiltrate our elections. They were unsuccessful in 2016, but Congress should remain vigilant to address the weaknesses in our voting systems to stop any foreign adversaries from meddling in our election system in the future.”


Lucas Statement on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Report

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement regarding the completion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and the principal summary written by United States Attorney General William Barr.

“After two years, two congressional investigations, more than 2,800 subpoenas, 500 witness interviews, and millions of taxpayer dollars, it is undeniably clear that there was no collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government. The summary of the Special Counsel’s investigation, written by Attorney General William Barr, clearly validates what millions of Americans already knew and what the frenzied media and Democrats refused to acknowledge: that Democrats have lost touch with main street America and will push outlandish theories in order to discredit a President.

I hope the report will at last bring a close to the wild-goose chase perpetuated by Democrats so that we may finally focus on the issues that affect the lives of the American people.”

Cole Statement on Special Counsel Mueller’s Completed Investigation

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement regarding completion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and the principal summary of the findings described by Attorney General William Barr. The Special Counsel’s report determined that there was no collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump or his campaign, nor did President Trump commit obstruction according to Attorney General Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

“While it’s unfortunate that it took a costly and lengthy investigation to reach this point, Democratic suspicions were finally proven false. There was no collusion between Russia and the Campaign of President Donald Trump,” said Cole. “With completion of the Special Counsel’s incredibly thorough investigation, I hope Democrats will decide to accept the truth of the conclusions and turn their attention and energy toward working on more important issues for the American people. There is no reason for more damaging and divisive distractions that are motivated simply by the desire to condemn President Trump.”

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