March 23, 2019

Release the Mueller Report


Robert Mueller has completed his investigation into allegations that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia to sway the 2016 elections and filed his final report with Attorney General William Barr. ACS is calling for full disclosure of the report.

As ACS President Caroline Fredrickson said in a statement, we need full disclosure to understand how far up the chain the Trump campaign's efforts to conspire with Russia extended:

“The question isn’t whether members of the Trump campaign conspired with Russia to sway the 2016 elections; we already know they did. Many of Trump’s campaign staffers are in jail for lying to investigators about their contacts with Russians. Numerous others await trial. Dozens more have been indicted. We just need to know how far up the chain this lawlessness went, and we won’t be able to do that without full disclosure of the Mueller report."

In a New York Times op-ed, Fredrickson emphasizes the Mueller report may only be the beginning of investigations into the president's possible unlawful or unethical actions:

"Mr. Mueller’s report may not be the end of the president’s legal peril, only the beginning. That’s because report or no report, through his prosecutions, referrals, indictments, convictions and subpoenas, Mr. Mueller has already provided the House of Representative with some very clear paths for investigation."

Executive Power, Russia Probe, Separation of Powers and Federalism