Portman Statement on Mueller Report Release
WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) issued the following statement after reviewing the report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller:
“I supported the Special Counsel investigation and advocated that the report be made public, consistent with the law. I am pleased that has now happened.
“The report confirms several key facts consistent with the summary of findings by Attorney General William Barr. One, the report confirms there was no conspiracy or collusion to violate U.S. law between Russia and the Trump campaign. Second, while the report documents a number of actions taken by the president or his associates that were inappropriate, the Special Counsel reached no conclusion on obstruction of justice. Attorney General Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein have concluded that the Special Counsel’s investigation did not include sufficient evidence to warrant any obstruction of justice charges.
“Finally, and very importantly, the report makes clear that the Russians undertook significant efforts to meddle in the 2016 election. There are new details about the extent to which the Russians worked to undermine our democracy and I hope that the House and Senate review these findings carefully and continue to work together to ensure this type of election interference never, ever happens again.”