Here's What Cheri Bustos and Darin LaHood Are Saying Before Tomorrow's Mueller Hearing

Jul 24, 2019
Originally published on July 23, 2019 3:55 pm

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Moline) said she hopes former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before a House committee tomorrow sheds more light on his report into Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

“There’s so much that was redacted that I have not had access to, and hopefully we learn a little bit more this week and see where that goes," she said. 

Bustos says she has read the entire redacted report. 

Across the aisle, U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood (R-Peoria) says it's time to move on from the Russia investigation.

“By the way, with the Mueller report, there was 2800 subpoenas issued, 500 search warrants issued, spent close to 50 million dollars, had an active grand jury, and there was no collusion," LaHood said.  

While Mueller did not find the president actively cooperated with the Russian government’s interference campaign during the 2016 elections, he pointedly did not exonerate the president on potential obstruction of justice related to his investigation.

Mueller is expected to adhere closely to his published remarks in tomorrow’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.

Both Democrats and Republicans are looking at the hearing as a way to frame the two-year investigation by Mueller and his team for Americans who haven't read the report. 

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