Washington, D.C. – Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today issued the following statement regarding the letter sent to Congress by Attorney General William Barr summarizing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election:
“I have repeatedly said this investigation should come to a conclusion without interference from either side of the political aisle. Now that special counsel Mueller has released his report, he states clearly that the investigation did not establish members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities. Special counsel Mueller found no credible evidence to bring charges against President Donald Trump with regard to conspiracy or collusion with the Russian government.
“As Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, I have worked with all members of the Committee to expand sanctions against the government of Russia for its involvement in malicious cyber operations against the United States, including meddling in U.S. elections; for its military incursions in Ukraine and Crimea; and for a host of other malign Russian activities.
“I look forward to reviewing additional findings of the Report with regard to Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. The United States must remain alert and proactive in its efforts to thwart foreign influence in our election process.
“Now that Special Counsel Mueller has reached this conclusion, I encourage all of my colleagues to now shift our energy and focus toward our work to advance pro-growth, pro-jobs and national security policies that benefit all Americans and restore international order.”
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