Oklahoma lawmakers respond to Mueller report
Read responses from Oklahoma lawmakers following the redacted release of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation on Thursday.
Rep. Kendra Horn, D-Oklahoma City:
"It’s our job as Congress to ensure our democracy stays strong. That means pursuing the truth and protecting ourselves from foreign adversaries. Our national security should never be partisan, and it’s clear that Russia interfered in our election. We as Americans deserve to know the facts. I look forward to reviewing the Mueller report."
Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa:
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"The only thing in the release of today’s Mueller report is a lot of nothing: no collusion, no obstruction, no executive privilege asserted. For over two years, the media and Democrats recklessly insisted that the president and his campaign colluded with Russia without any evidence. Yet, despite the release of the report, Democrats are still not satisfied — demanding more and more documents and testimony in an effort to smear the president and Attorney General Barr with their partisan accusations. However, the Mueller report did remind us of Russia’s clear and persistent efforts to disrupt our democratic process — efforts that have continued because of the Democrats’ shortsighted partisanship. Their constant fixation on the 2016 campaign and their attacks on our institutions continues Russia’s effort to sow discord and distrust. Now that the report has been released they need to put aside their grudge against the president and work on behalf of American families."
Rep. Kevin Hern, R-Tulsa:
"This morning, Attorney General Barr further confirmed the information we already know: There was no collusion between Russia and President Trump or his campaign. Over the course of the last two years, we witnessed a very real attempted coup of the American presidency. In concert with the outgoing Obama administration, Democrats proved that they would stop at nothing to end the Trump presidency and cast a shadow on the work he’s done to revitalize our economy and make America great again ...
President Trump was rightfully frustrated and upset that the outset of his administration was constantly under the shadow of the special counsel’s investigation and the outstanding results of his efforts as President always took a back seat to rumors of collusion and corruption. Today, we finally clear the air. Let’s close the door on this sad chapter in American history and move on to celebrate the success of President Trump’s policies and leadership across our country."
To read Hern's full statement, click here.
Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne:
"Today, the United States Department of Justice provided the complete transparency needed to bring this investigation to a close. Complying with current federal statute, protecting grand jury material, classified information, and the integrity of the investigative process, United States Attorney General William Barr provided the public a report that detailed an investigation spanning 22 months, 2,800 subpoenas, 500 executed search-and-seizure warrants, 40 intelligence officials, 19 attorneys, and two congressional investigations.
While the investigation into President Donald Trump and the Trump Campaign rocked our nation’s discourse for nearly two years, the American people now know, without a shadow of a doubt, that no Americans conspired with Russia to interfere in our elections."
To read Lucas' full statement, click here.
Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore:
"While I applaud Attorney General Barr for allowing Congress to review Special Counsel Mueller’s report and making it publicly available for Americans to read for themselves, it doesn’t change the prior conclusions of the 22-month investigation. Redacted or not, the report confirms that there was no collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign, nor was there sufficient evidence to justify indictment for obstruction of justice. The thorough investigation is over. The results are clearly in. Now it’s time for Democrats to also conclude with their politically-motivated investigations and their dubious charges against the president."